Jim Dower: 36-year-old former two division world champion Vic Darchinyan (37-5-1, 27 KO’s) suffered his second consecutive loss on Friday night losing to unbeaten WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (16-0-2, 11 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision at the Tokyo International Forum, in Tokyo, Japan. The final judges’ scores were 116-112, 116-112 and 117-111, all for Yamanaka.
Former WBC bantamweight and WBC featherweight champion Hozumi Hasegawa (30-4, 13 KO’s) rebounded from a knockout loss to Jhonny Gonzalez and a year layoff to defeat Felipe Carlos Felix (18-1, 10 KO’s) by a 7th round TKO. Hasegawa, 31, knocked Felix to the canvas with a right hand in the 7th.
Making his third defense, WBC super featherweight champion Takahiro Ao (23-2-1, 10 KO’s) defeated challenger Terdsak Kokietgym (46-4-1, 31 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision. The judges’ scores were 116-112, 116-112 and 118-110.
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