Boxing - Ao loses WBC title to Diaz

Takahiro Ao lost his WBC super featherweight title as the Japanese fighter suffered a points loss to Mexican challenger Gamaliel Diaz.

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Takahiro Aoh (front) of Japan and Gamaliel Diaz of Mexico fight during their World Boxing Council (WBC) super featherweight boxing title bout in Tokyo

Ao, who was making his fourth title defence, suffered a unanimous decision reverse to the Mexican at the Tokyo International Forum.

Diaz improved his record to 29 wins, nine losses and two draws after he opened a cut over Ao's left eye early in the fight and dominated for the remainder of the bout to score a 115-111, 115-111, 114-112 victory on the cards.

Ao dropped to 23-3 with one draw.

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