Yamanaka retains WBC bantamweight title by unanimous decision

BY foxsports • October 22, 2014

TOKYO -- Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan has retained his WBC bantamweight title with a unanimous decision over Suriyan Sor Rungvisai of Thailand on Wednesday.

Yamanaka sent Suriyan to the canvas with a left to the head in the seventh round and floored the challenger twice more at Yoyogi Natonal Gymnasium to improve to 22-0-2 with 16 knockouts. Yamanaka has successfully defended his title seven times, winning five of them by KO.

Suriyan, the former WBC superflyweight champion, fell to 37-6-1.

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