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Kazuto Ioka, the WBA flyweight champion, knocked out sixth-ranked Keyvin Lara in the 11th round to successfully defend his belt for the third time in a world title doubleheader on Wednesday.

Ioka, who last year in April became the fastest boxer in the world to conquer three weight divisions, sent Lara to the canvas in the 10th round at Osaka’s Edion Arena. He then put Lara’s lights out for good 1 minute, 11 seconds into the 11th to claim victory and end the Nicaraguan’s 18-bout winning streak in the process.

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