Ishida defends interim WBA title
Nobuhiro Ishida retained his WBA interim super welterweight
title Tuesday by defeating challenger Oney Valdez of Colombia by
The 34-year-old Ishida sent Valdez to the canvas with a right to
the head in the 10th round at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium.
The judges scored the bout 117-110, 119-108 and 118-109 in favor
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