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Posted on: Saturday, March 27, 2010

Boxing: Thailand's Pongsaklek wins WBC flyweight title


Associated Press

TOKYO Challenger Pongsaklek Wonjongkam of Thailand has defeated Koki Kameda of Japan to win the WBC flyweight title.

Pongsaklek was in control throughout the 12-round bout at Ariake Colosseum on Saturday and punished the 23-year-old Kameda with a series of uppercuts.

Two judges scored the bout 116-112 and 115-112 in favor of Pongsaklek, while a third had it a draw.

The 32-year-old Pongsaklek improved to 75-3-1 with 39 knockouts. Kameda, making the first defense of a title he won in November, fell to 22-1-0.

In an earlier bout, champion Oleydong Sithsanerchai of Thailand retained his WBC minimumweight title with a unanimous decision over Yasutaka Kuroki of Japan.