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Mexican Tomas Rojas wins WBC super flyweight title

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SAITAMA, Japan (AP)

Mexican fighter Tomas Rojas beat Kohei Kono by a unanimous decision Monday to capture the vacant WBC super flyweight title.

The 30-year-old Rojas dominated his Japanese opponent in the early rounds and survived being knocked down in the final round to improve to 34-12, including 23 knockouts, with one draw.

Kono dropped to 25-5 with nine knockouts.

The title became vacant when Vic Darchinyan moved up to bantamweight to capture the IBO championship.

Takashi Uchiyama defeated Roy Mukhlis of Indonesia on a technical knockout in the fifth round to defend his WBA super featherweight title for the second time.

Uchiyama knocked Mukhlis to the canvas with a right hook before the referee stopped the bout.

Mukhlis was unconscious and had to be taken off on a stretcher. He left the arena in an ambulance. No damage was found to his brain, but he was reported to have a broken left cheekbone.

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