By Joe Koizumi
WBO 115-pound champion Kazuto Ioka (29-2-1, 15 KOs), 115, Japan, battled to a majority draw (114-114 twice, 115-113 against him) with WBA titleholder Joshua Franco (18-1-3-1NC, 8 KOs), 114.75, US, over a very technical see-saw affair in a super-fly unification twelve-round bout on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Franco was more aggressive all the way, while Ioka was more accurate in counterpunching the aggressor. It means Ioka and Franco each kept his own belt as previously. The female referee was Melva Santos from Puerto Rico.
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looks like ioka get gifted tonight
Did you see the fight?
Looks like it was a close fight.
Yes i see franco winning 9-3 rnds tho
I have seen the fight. Wrong result. Franco deserved the nod.
Why did the wither feel it was important to state that the referee was female?