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Roman beats Kubo on TKO to win WBA super bantamweight title

Roman beats Kubo on TKO to win WBA super bantamweight title Photo: AP

September 06, 2017 06:59 AM

KYOTO, Japan (AP) — Daniel Roman of the United States defeated Japan's Shun Kubo by technical knockout on Sunday to capture the WBA super bantamweight title.

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Roman sent Kubo to the canvas in the seventh and eighth rounds before the fight was stopped by the referee in the ninth.

The 27-year-old Roman improved to 23 wins, two losses, and one draw with eight knockouts.

Kubo, who won the belt in April after defeating Venezuela's Nehomar Cermeno, dropped to 12-1-0 with nine wins coming by knockout.

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