Agence France-PresseApril 8, 2013 08:01
Challenger Akira Yaegashi won a close-range battle to outpoint fellow Japanese Toshiyuki Igarashi in a World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight title bout on Monday.
Three judges scored it 115-110, 116-109 and 117-108 in favour of the challenger.
"It's like a dream. A small boxer like me was able to fight in a big class. It was a nice challenge. I'm the strongest in the world," said Yaegashi, who had a 0-4 record against Igarashi when the two were amateur fighters.