Toshiaki Nishioka Stops Genaro Garcia, Retains Title

By Mark Vester

At Pacifico in Yokohama, Japan, WBC super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka stopped Genaro Garcia (37-7, 21KOs) of Mexico in the twelfth and final round to retain his title. Nishioka was the interim champion until Israel Vazquez was elevated to the status of "champion emeritus" by the WBC.

Nishioka unloaded with a several uppercuts in the final round to force the stoppage with 57-seconds into the round. A left uppercut in the fourth sent Garcia the floor, and Nishioka scored another knockdown in the ninth with a left hook.

"I really wanted to score a knockout victory because of the so many fans who came to watch my fight although it was the beginning of the new year," said Nishioka. "Probably it was a frustrating fight for the spectators but I'm really happy that I was able to score a knockout in the end. I'm going to improve my boxing and show them more exciting fight.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ulises_solis on 01-03-2009

nishioka ran away in the first 10 rounds then at the end traded and got a knockout win pretty smart but not impressive garcia was coming of 1 year inactivity and he is a natural 118 fighter

Comment by Caxcan on 01-03-2009

this fight is being replayed right now... [URL=""][/URL]

Comment by UnDeniable on 01-03-2009

Another thread involving Floyd, i swear badboypeenoy masturbates over Mayweather - Castillo 1 , the closest Floyd has ever been to losing.

Comment by Scott9945 on 01-03-2009

[quote=Allucard;4548496]You know boxing is dying when all people can think about is a [B]boxer retired for almost 2 years now[/B] and who's probably not coming back anyway. Jesus, get over Floyd! Think about good fresh talent like Dawson, Kirkland, Gamboa,…

Comment by badboypeenoy on 01-03-2009

[QUOTE=Allucard;4548496]You know boxing is dying when all people can think about is a boxer retired for almost 2 years now and who's probably not coming back anyway. Jesus, get over Floyd! Think about good fresh talent like Dawson, Kirkland, Gamboa,…

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