By Joe Koizumi
Elongated Nicaraguan #2 Cristofer Rosales (27-Three, 18 KOs), 111.5, impressively acquired the WBC flyweight belt as he aggressively battered former titlist Daigo Higa (15-1, 15 KOs), 114, with sickle-like uppercuts and Higa’s nook lastly signaled a give up at 1:14 of the ninth spherical on Sunday in Yokohama, Japan. From the outset, the taller Nicaraguan took the leadoff with strong left uppercuts following left-right combos and harm the ex-champ who had forfeited his belt on the size—from all angles. Higa solely fought again with physique photographs, however Rosales regarded simpler within the shut quarters. After the fourth, the open scoring system indicated 39-37 twice for Rosales, 39-37 for Higa.
The fifth and sixth noticed Cristofer, a 12 months his senior at 23, join with left and proper uppercuts to the face and midsection to weaken the nonetheless recreation however fading ex-champ. Higa, nevertheless, furiously tried to retaliate with two-fisted assaults to the breadbasket in rounds seven and eight, whereas Rosales fought again exhausting with out retreating within the middle of the ring. After the eighth, the interim tallies had been as follows: 77-75, 79-73 for Rosales, 76-76.
In the ninth and deadly session, Rosales had him at bay with strong and efficient mixtures that had Higa retreating. Then Higa’s nook lastly made up its thoughts and requested the third man to halt the proceedings. The Nicaraguan new titlist regarded like a Flaco Explosivo (explosive skinny man) such because the late Alexis Arguello, his nation’s nice idol.
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