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Shinsuke Yamanaka defends title

Updated: April 6, 2012, 8:24 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Japan's Shinsuke Yamanaka defended his WBC bantamweight title on Friday with an unanimous decision over Australia's Vic Darchinyan.

Yamanaka overpowered his opponent in the late rounds at Tokyo International Forum in his first defense of the title he won by beating Mexico's Christian Esquivel in November 2011.

The judges scored the bout 117-111, 116-112, 116-112 in favor of Yamanaka, who improved to 16-0-2 with 11 knockouts. Darchinyan dropped to 37-5-1 with 27 KOs.

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