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Japan’s Takefumi Sakata, who lost a 2-0 decision to WBA flyweight champion Lorenzo Parra earlier this month, left hospital Wednesday after undergoing surgery on a broken jaw.

Sakata sustained fractures in his jaw in two places during the bout at in a bloody confrontation against the Venezuelan champion at Tokyo’s Ariake Colosseum on June 4.

Sakata is expected to resume training in two or three weeks but will not be able to take part in sparring for around seven months.

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