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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.

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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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