Muira dethrones Diaz in Tokyo

08/04/2013 12:43

Takashi Muira (25-2-2) of Japan stopped Mexican Gamaliel Diaz (37-10-2) in the 9th round to claim the WBC super featherweight title on Monday in Tokyo.

Muira sent his opponent down in the 3rd, 6th, 7th and 9th before referee Laurence Cole halted the contest.

Diaz was making the first defence of the title he won when decisioning Japan's Takahiro Ao in October.  

Also on the card, Japan's Akira Yaegashi (17-3) won the WBC flyweight title, beating compatriot Toshiyuki Igarashi (17-2-1) by unanimous decision. The judges scored it 115-110, 116-109 and 117-108.