Ishida defends interim WBA title
Nobuhiro Ishida of Japan has retained his WBA interim super
welterweight title by defeating Oney Valdez of Colombia by
Ishida sent Valdez to the canvas Tuesday with a right to the
head in the 10th round in Osaka. The judges scored the bout
117-110, 119-108 and 118-109 in favor of Ishida.
Ishida improved to 22-5 with seven knockouts and two draws.
At 34 years, 4 months, Ishida became the second-oldest Japanese
boxer to defend a world title behind former WBC flyweight champion