Filipino Saludar dethrones WBO 105lb champ Yamanaka

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada

Filipino challenger Vic Saludar (18-3, 10 KOs), 104.75, wrested the WBO 105-pound belt as he dropped defending champ Ryuya Yamanaka (16-3, 5 KOs), 105, Japan, with a vicious right in the seventh and won a unanimous decision (116-111, 115-112, 117-110) over twelve hard-fought rounds on Friday in Kobe, Japan.

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