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Akifumi Shimoda Drops Betos Three Times To Win Big

By Hisao Adachi

Former WBA super bantamweight champion Akifumi Shimoda (26-3-1, 11KOs) returned to action at the Korakuen Hall in Toyko, Japan and won an easy ten round unanimous decision over Richard Betos (19-6). The scores were 100-88 and 100-87 twice.

Betos was dominated and went down three times in the contest - in rounds two, four and six. He managed to hold on until the final bell.

Shimoda has now won four in a row since the upset knockout loss to Rico Ramos last July.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cool-jupiter on 08-05-2012

Shimoda has too many ups and downs in his mental makeup. I haven't seen his performance this time around, but I hope he's rebuilt his mental toughness and tenacity. Regarding hand speed and footwork, he is a top grader.

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