Masamori Tokuyama retained his World Boxing Council super flyweight title Friday with a 12-round split decision over Gerry Penalosa of the Philippines.

There were no knockdowns throughout the bout. Tokuyama and Penalosa evenly traded hard punches until the champion took control in the 10th round with a flurry of blows to the challenger’s body.

Tokuyama improved his record to 28-2-1, with eight knockouts. Penalosa’s record worsened to 46-5-2, with 29 knockouts.

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