• Kyodo


Japanese challenger Go Odaira failed in his bid to dethrone Thai champion Knockout CP Freshmart on Wednesday, losing by technical knockout in their WBA minimumweight title match.

Freshmart, 26, stopped 15th-ranked Odaira when he sent him to the canvas with a flurry of punches in the fifth round, extending his unbeaten record to 15 wins, seven by knockout.

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