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Ryoichi Taguchi outlasted compatriot Ryo Miyazaki to defend his WBA light flyweight title for the fourth time in Tokyo on Wednesday, while Kohei Kono lost his WBA super flyweight crown in a 12-round bout against Panama’s Luis Concepcion.

Taguchi improved his career slate to 25-2-1 with the 29-year-old putting on a confident performance at Ota Gymnasium.

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