31 Aug '11, 12pm

Boxing: Japan's Shimizu wins WBA super flyweight title

Boxing: Japan's Shimizu wins WBA super flyweight title

TOKYO: Japan's Tomonobu Shimizu pounded out a split decision over Hugo Cazares of Mexico to become the new World Boxing Association (WBA) super flyweight champion on Wednesday. Two judges scored it 115-113, 115-113 for the Japanese challenger, while the other counted it 115-114 in favour of the defending champion. "I was worried about so many things today, so I tried to concentrate on each round," said Shimizu, 30. "I'm not talented, but I am the world champion now, thanks to the people who have supported me. When I took the champion's belt, I felt my dream had come true at last." Shimizu got off to a good start, with hooks from the first round onwards, while Cazares seemed to gain momentum in the middle of the bout. But Shimizu repeatedly connected to take the eighth and ninth rounds before winning the last two rounds to finish off the Mexican. It was a third attempt at a...

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