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Sakata knocked out in the second, loses WBA flyweight title

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.



Denkaosan Kaovichit knocked out Takefumi Sakata in the second round last night to win the WBA flyweight title in what has to be seen as a pretty good upset. Kaovichit, 32 years old and now 46-1-1 with 20 knockouts, is a Thai fighter who drew with Sakata in '07, and his only career loss came against Eric Morel in 2002. Still, he'd never beaten anyone near the level of Sakata (33-5-2, 15 KO).

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