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Akifumi Shimoda wins unanimously

Updated: January 31, 2011, 9:22 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Japanese challenger Akifumi Shimoda won the WBA super-bantamweight title Monday by beating Ryol Li Lee of Japan in a unanimous decision.

Shimoda sent Lee to the canvas three times during the 12-round bout at Ariake Colosseum. The scores were 115-111, 118-109, 118-109 in favor of Shimoda.

The 26-year-old Shimoda improved to 23-2 (10 KOs) with one draw while Lee dropped to 17-2 (8 KOs) with one draw.

Lee, who is also 26, was making his first defense of the title he took ...

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