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Japanese boxer Daisuke Naito lasted longer this time against Thai champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam but his renewed bid for a world title ended in the seventh round Monday in a rematch of their WBC flyweight fight.

Pongsaklek successfully defended his title for the 12th time when the referee called a stop to the scheduled 12-rounder 2 minutes, 38 seconds into the seventh round after a cut over Naito’s his right eye obscured his vision in the second round at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall.

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