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Japan's Miura wins WBC super featherweight title

Updated: April 8, 2013, 11:32 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Challenger Takashi Miura of Japan stopped Mexico's Gamaliel Diaz in the ninth round on Monday to claim the WBC super featherweight title.

Miura sent his opponent to the canvas twice in the ninth before the referee stepped in. The 28-year-old Miura improved to 25-2-2 with 19 KOs.

The 32-year-old Diaz, who was defending the title he won from Japan's Takahiro Aoh in October, dropped to 37-10-2 with 17 KOs.

In another bout, Japan's Akira Yaegashi won the WBC flyweight title, ...

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