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Tomonobu Shimizu Edges Hugo Cazares, Wins WBA Belt

By Miguel Rivera

The luck of Hugo Cazares (35-7-2, 25 KOs) has finally run out in Japan. He dropped a close twelve round split decision, and his WBA super flyweight title, to hometown hero Tomonobu Shimizu (19-3-1, 9 KOs) at Nihon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. The scores were 115-113 twice for the Japanese boxer and 116-114 for Cazares, who had trouble with the challenger's quick hands. Cazares had been 2-0-1 in his last three appearances in Japan and initially captured his world championship in the country.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jrosales13 on 08-31-2011

[QUOTE=giacomino;11063512]Cazares has always been willing to fight in his opponents' hometown, but sometimes that's going to bite you in the a-- and you are going to lose close fights[/QUOTE] That's true. But, you have to respect anyone who's willing to…

Comment by giacomino on 08-31-2011

Cazares has always been willing to fight in his opponents' hometown, but sometimes that's going to bite you in the a-- and you are going to lose close fights

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