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Salgado knocks out Linares for title

Updated: October 10, 2009, 8:12 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Juan Carlos Salgado of Mexico knocked out Jorge Linares of Venezuela in the first round Saturday to take the WBC super featherweight title.

Salgado sent Linares to the canvas with a left to the head just 1 minute, 13 seconds into the bout at Yoyogi National Gymnasium.

Salgado, who was making his first attempt at a major title, improved to 22-0-1 (16 KOs) while Linares suffered his first professional loss to slip to 27-1 (18 KOs). Linares had held the belt since beating Oscar ...

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