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Tomas Rojas Decisions Kohei Kono, Wins WBC Title

By Jhonny Gonzalez

At the Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, former interim-champion Tomas Rojas (34-12-1, 23 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Kohei Kono (25-5, 9 KOs) to capture the vacant WBC super flyweight title in hostile territory. The title became vacant when Vic Darchinyan moved up to bantamweight to capture the IBO championship. Rojas was the better boxer and used his physical advantages to outbox the hometown fighter for most of the night. In the final around, Rojas was caught blind with a right hand and soon aftrer went dwon. He managed to survive until the final bell to hold onto his victory. The scores were 116-111, 118-109 and 118-109.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cool-jupiter on 09-21-2010

I gotta admit Rojas was definitely the better man last night. He has many losses but he maintained that those losses were not just losses but careers. I thought he was kind of a wimp. I must take my hat…

Comment by King Koopa on 09-21-2010

[QUOTE=Kevin Malone;9268569]Where did you watch this? I need a hook-up for Japan fights. :boxing:[/QUOTE] It came on TV tokyo, I watched it live... And live meant waking up 7:30 am eastern time after finally falling asleep at 4 a.m. Check…

Comment by Chaconlittlered on 09-21-2010

This is why I respect Japanese fighters no excuse if they lose they don't make wack azz excuse like the article in PAC-land about one of there fighter that fought in Mexico and some how had deep slashes on his…

Comment by Chaconlittlered on 09-21-2010

[QUOTE=Kevin Malone;9268569]Where did you watch this? I need a hook-up for Japan fights. :boxing:[/QUOTE] Go to you tube they have the complete fight

Comment by Kevin Malone on 09-21-2010

[QUOTE=King Koopa;9264542]I thought Kono had him in the 12th...[/QUOTE] Where did you watch this? I need a hook-up for Japan fights. :boxing:

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