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Kameda retains bantamweight title

Image: Japan's Koki Kameda (© Kyodo News/AP)
Koki Kameda, left, is the only Japanese fighter to win titles in three weight divisions.
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OSAKA, Japan (AP)

Koki Kameda of Japan defended his WBA bantamweight title on Sunday with a split decision over Thailand's Panomroonglek Kaiyanghadaogym.

Kameda (30-1) is the only Japanese fighter to win titles in three weight divisions. The 29-year-old Panomroonglek (36-2) was taking his first shot at a world title.

It was the sixth title defense for Kameda who predicted a KO but had to settle for a decision that at times appeared to be going in favor of his eighth-ranked challenger.

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