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Tuesday, 9th April 2013
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Takashi Miura wins WBC super featherweight crown

Japanese boxer Takashi Miura has become the WBC super featherweight champion after he stopped Mexican Gamaliel Diaz with a technical knockout in the ninth round of their bout yesterday (Monday April 8th).

The 28-year-old landed a straight left punch to his opponent to finally end the fight after flooring him on several occasions.

The emotional victor dedicated his victory to his late father, who passed away last month.

"I have no words but I'm happy. I wanted to show this belt to my father but he passed away a month ago. I think he helped me. I made it," he told reporters.

Miura's record now stands at 25 wins, 19 of those coming by way of knockout, with two defeats and two draws.

The victory ensures the return of the WBC super featherweight belt to Japan after Diaz had initially won the title by defeating Takahiro Aoh back in October.

Written by Susan Ballion

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