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Kazuto Ioka takes flyweight belt

Updated: December 31, 2012, 10:48 AM ET
Associated Press

OSAKA, Japan -- Kazuto Ioka of Japan won the vacant WBA light flyweight title Monday by stopping Jose Rodriguez of Mexico in the sixth round.

Ioka dominated from the outset and sent Rodriguez to the canvas twice before the bout was stopped after 2 minutes, 50 seconds of the sixth round. Ioka, who is also the WBC straw weight champion, improved his unbeaten record to 11 wins, including seven KOs. Rodriguez has 28 wins, including 17 KOs and two defeats.

On the undercard, Japan's Ryo ...

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