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In a struggle, unbeaten WBA mild flyweight tremendous champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (16-0, 11 KOs) efficiently defended his title in opposition to WBA common champion Esteban Bermudez (14-4-2, 10 KOs) with an eighth spherical TKO on Saturday night time at Dome Alcalde in Guadalajara, Mexico. Kyoguchi busted up Bermudez, however Bermudez confirmed great coronary heart and saved coming. Kyoguchi was deducted a degree by referee Roberto Ramirez Jr. after a head conflict in spherical six. By spherical seven, Bermudez’ face was a bloody masks. Kyoguchi was deducted one other level for hitting behind the pinnacle. On the verge of a attainable disqualification, Kyoguchi got here out with a savage assault in spherical eight and compelled a referee’s stoppage. Time was :24.
“I’ve all the time needed to combat in Mexico with the good followers right here and I’m so glad that I did,” stated Kyoguchi. “It’s an amazing win and I’m prepared for the subsequent step. There are a lot of different champions within the division, and I need to combat them.
“The Mexican followers love boxing – it was a troublesome ambiance, however I beloved it and I need to thank them for coming tonight and for his or her help, and for the followers in Japan too.
“I thanked him for the good combat that we placed on and was sorry for the factors deductions. I believed that they had been a bit strict, however they gave him harm, so I used to be sorry for that.”
With the win, Kyoguchi turns into the WBA’s solely 108-pound world champion, consistent with the WBA’s world title discount plan which has been progressing because it started in August 2021.