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Jun 3, 2012
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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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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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I didn't manage to watch, but Canizales won a near shutout on the cards over Kimura. 119-109 x2, 118-110. Best win of his career by far.

Also, China's best current boxer, Can Xu, stopped Shun Kubo in the sixth round.
 
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I didn't manage to watch, but Canizales won a near shutout on the cards over Kimura. 119-109 x2, 118-110. Best win of his career by far.

Also, China's best current boxer, Can Xu, stopped Shun Kubo in the sixth round.
Man, quite the run for Can Xu so far. He's definitely a contender at this point. I wonder if he'll fight Oscar Valdez.
 
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Man, quite the run for Can Xu so far. He's definitely a contender at this point. I wonder if he'll fight Oscar Valdez.
That would be a mental fight.

Just good to see Xu carrying the flag for China after Xiong and Shiming. With the rapid development they have made this decade -- something which is helped by having someone like Xu on top -- China should be a serious force in boxing in the next ten or so years.
 
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Wanheng Menayothin has went to 53-0, winning a comfortable technical decision over Tatsuya Fukuhara to successfully defend his WBC minimumweight title for the 12th time. The bout was stopped after a head clash left Menayothin with a cut over his eye. Scorecards were 79-73, 78-74 and 78-74.

This was a rematch of their 2017 fight, which Menayothin won by UD over 12.
 
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A Japanese boxing legend! Now let's see him in against Chocolatito, Estrada, Srisaket, Ancajas :yep
As you know, he already retired once. He had mooted the possibility of re-retiring. Hopefully the prospect of earning some decent ¥¥¥ in a unification bout will keep him in the game at least for a bit.
 
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