LARIOS RETAINS TITLE VIA SPLIT DECISION VICTORY OVER AOH IN JAPAN
Fri, 17 Oct 2008
TOKYO -- Oscar Larios of Mexico picked himself off the canvas to outpoint Takahiro Aoh for a split points decision victory to defend the World Boxing Council featherweight title on Thursday.
Three American judges scored it 115-111 and 114-112 for the defending champion and 114-112 for the Japanese challenger.
Aoh fired a counter right hook and then connected a left to floor 31-year-old Larios in the fourth round, in which the Mexican also cut his right eyelid after an accidental butting.
Larios, who in the fifth was left staggering after another effective Aoh counter, changed tactics thereafter and fought cautiously using an array of effective left jabs.
He piled up points in the following rounds hitting right hooks and straights.
It was his second defense of the title, stretching his record to 64 wins, including 42 KOs, six defeats and one draw.
It was a first defeat for 24-year-old Aoh, ranked ninth by the WBC, who has now 16 wins, including eight KOs, one draw and one defeat. -AFP
Top photo: Oscar Larios of Mexico (L) poses with WBC President Jose Sulaiman after his narrow victory over Takahiro Aoh in Japan Thursday. AFP Photo.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by .
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|“Lil Pacquiao” Resendiz added to June 16 card in St Petersburg, FL|
By , Thu, 26 Apr 2018MMA FANS IN SINGAPORE ROLL WITH UFC WELTERWEIGHTS COWBOY AND EDWARDS
By , Thu, 26 Apr 2018"Fight for Glory:" Nakamura, Jesadajindawan War it Out Friday Night in Bangkok
By Carlos Costa, Thu, 26 Apr 2018Donaire’s class act
By Joaquin Henson, Thu, 26 Apr 2018Ancajas vs Sultan to move from Las Vegas to Fresno, California
By Rich Mazon , Thu, 26 Apr 2018Onuako, a gold mine of an import
By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 26 Apr 2018AN ALL-FILIPINO TITLE FIGHT IN FRESNO?
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Thu, 26 Apr 2018Panama's Estrada Arrives in Thailand to Challenge Menayothin: "He will not Tie Floyd's 50-0 Record"
By Carlos Costa, Thu, 26 Apr 2018Brico Santig's "Fight for Glory" Card This Friday Night in Bangkok
By Carlos Costa, Thu, 26 Apr 2018ADONIS STEVENSON & BADOU JACK FACE OFF IN TORONTO
By , Thu, 26 Apr 2018Media Workout: Vasiliy Lomachenko Looks to Conquer Lightweight Division
By , Thu, 26 Apr 2018REY VARGAS DISCUSSES TRAINING CAMP
By , Thu, 26 Apr 2018Mason Menard training hard for Haney showdown
By , Thu, 26 Apr 2018Split-T Management signs National Golden Gloves Champion Isiah Jones
By , Thu, 26 Apr 2018PINOY PRIDE 44 FEATURES PAGARA BROTHERS IN MAASIN CITY
By Maloney L. Samaco, Wed, 25 Apr 2018 Ruben Villa Speaks to Troubled Kids at Monterey County Youth Center
By , Wed, 25 Apr 2018Oscar De La Hoya Confirms GGG vs. Canelo In September
By , Wed, 25 Apr 2018UFC WELTERWEIGHTS LAUNCH UFC FIGHT NIGHT SINGAPORE: COWBOY vs EDWARDS PRESENTED BY AIRASIA
By , Wed, 25 Apr 2018Ginobili’s one glorious night
By Eddie Alinea, Wed, 25 Apr 2018Gary Russell Jr. vs. Joseph Diaz Jr. Press Conference Quotes
By , Wed, 25 Apr 2018What Pacquiao should do to score an impressive win over Matthysse
By Leo Reyes, Wed, 25 Apr 2018ADONIS STEVENSON DEFENDS TITLE AGAINST BADOU JACK ON MAY 19 IN TORONTO
By , Wed, 25 Apr 2018SHIELDS FACES GABRIELS FOR IBF/WBA WOMEN'S MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLES ON JUNE 22
By , Wed, 25 Apr 2018"Storm" Warning! Star middleweight Alexander Shlemenko To headline M-1 Challenge 93
By , Wed, 25 Apr 2018