Miura, Yaegashi win WBC titles

Updated: April 8, 2013, 11:57 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

TOKYO -- Challenger Takashi Miura of Japan stopped Mexico's Gamaliel Diaz in the ninth round on Monday to claim the WBC super featherweight title, while Japan's Akira Yaegashi won the WBC flyweight title, beating compatriot Toshiyuki Igarashi on a unanimous decision.

Miura sent his opponent to the canvas twice in the ninth before the referee stepped in. The 28-year-old Miura improved to 25-2-2 with 19 KOs.

The 32-year-old Diaz, who was defending the title he won from Japan's Takahiro ...

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