Koki Eto knockout win changed to a no-contest

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Former interim flyweight world champion Koki Eto moved down to light flyweight to seemingly score a spectacular first round TKO over previously unbeaten two-time Olympian Jeyvier Cintron on Saturday night before 2,912 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. A thunderous Eto right hand floored Cintron, who beat the count but flailed wildly around the ring and the bout was stopped. Time was 2:37.
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However, about a half-hour after Eto was declared the victor in the ring, the Florida State Boxing Commission changed the result to a no-contest, citing a head clash that occurred prior to the knockout punch. As a result, Eto (24-4-1, 19 KOs) does not win the WBO international junior bantamweight title, which remains vacant, and Cintron (10-0, 5 KOs) gets back his undefeated ledger.

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