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WBO flyweight champion Junto Nakatani defended his title for the first time on Friday in Tuscon, Arizona, after beating first-ranked challenger Angel Acosta of Puerto Rico on a fourth-round technical knockout.

Fighting his first bout abroad, the 23-year-old was on the front foot from the first round at Casino Del Sol and the referee soon had to intervene with Acosta bleeding from the nose after being caught with a good punch from the champion.

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