Parra misses weight, loses title

Kyodo News

WBA flyweight champion Lorenzo Parra was stripped of the crown Sunday after failing to make weight for his scheduled world title bout against Japanese challenger Takefumi Sakata.

The Venezuelan boxer was 2.1 kg over the limit at the weigh-in, while Sakata passed on his first attempt at the maximum weight allowed of 50.8 kg. The match will proceed as scheduled on Monday night at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall.