Boxing: Sato retains WBC super flyweight title for Iwate
News On Japan via Japan Times -- Jul 09
Yota Sato wasn't about to let Iwate lose again - not after Akira Yaegashi lost a fight for the ages to Kazuto Ioka last month.
Sato scored one for the quake-hit prefecture on Sunday, successfully making his first defense of the WBC super flyweight title by unanimous decision over Sylvester Lopez.
Sato helped ease the pain of fellow Iwate native Yaegashi, who lost to Ioka by decision in a WBA-WBC minimumweight unification bout on June 20.
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