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Jun 3, 2012
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Korakuen Hall
In a reported FOTY contender, Moruti Mthalane successfully defended his IBF flyweight title against Masayuki Kuroda, winning a unanimous decision at the famous Korakuen Hall. Scorecards were 116-112, 116-112 and 117-111.



Mthalane hasn't lost since 2008 against Nonito Donaire. That said, I don't think he has long left at the top.
 
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http://www.asianboxing.info/asian-news/sho-kimura-departs-for-china-ahead-of-bout-with-canizales

Kimura just making the 9-hour flight to Fuzhou today & he's still 2 KG overweight. Canizales has already been acclimating there for a week. Hope for Kimura's sake his team haven't dropped the ball here. On Sunday he'll find out whether dropping down in weight at age 30 is a capital idea. Canizales can really crack. Should Kimura manage the weight just right we may have the FOTY.
 
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Jun 3, 2012
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http://www.asianboxing.info/asian-news/sho-kimura-departs-for-china-ahead-of-bout-with-canizales

Kimura just making the 9-hour flight to Fuzhou today & he's still 2 KG overweight. Canizales has already been acclimating there for a week. Hope for Kimura's sake his team haven't dropped the ball here. On Sunday he'll find out whether dropping down in weight at age 30 is a capital idea. Canizales can really crack. Should Kimura manage the weight just right we may have the FOTY.
Seems like an amateur move to be flying out that late. As you say, hopefully it doesn't affect him too much.
 
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