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KAKUTANI DECISIONS LORITO IN OSAKA


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In a non-title 8-round jr. flyweight clash, Japanese Atsushi Kakutani scored a unanimous decision win over WBA #11 Rey Lorito of the Philippines last night at Sumiyoshi Ward Center in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The match was dominated by the faster Kakutani who outsmarted the tough Filipino throughout the intense light flyweight rumble.

All three judges voted identically 78-74 in favor of the taller Kakutani whose victory assures him of incursion in the WBA Jr. flyweight world ranking, a category ruled by undefeated knock out artist 2-division world champion Rom?n "Chocolatito" Gonz?lez (33-0, 28KO's) of Nicaragua.

The 27 year-old Atsushi Kakutani (now 12-3-1, 5KO's), a fighter of the Kanazawa Boxing Gym in Osaka Prefecture, bounces back into the winners column after his July razor thin split decision lost to Japan's Super Flyweight (115 lbs) Champion undefeated southpaw Teiru Kinoshita (15-0-1, 3KO's).

The other three light flyweight (108 lbs, 49 kgs) world champions are WBO Donnie Nietes of the Murcia, Philippines; IBF Jonriel Casimero of Ormoc, Philippines and WBC Adrian "El Confesor" Hernandez of Toluca, M?xico.


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