Sakata set for interim title fight

Kyodo News

Japanese boxer Takefumi Sakata will face Roberto Vasquez of Panama for the WBA flyweight interim title in Paris next month, the Kyoei Gym said Thursday.

Third-ranked Sakata will take his third shot at a world title in the scheduled Dec. 2 fight against top contender Vasquez, after losing decisions to Venezuelan champion Lorenzo Parra in 2004 and last year.