OSAKA, Japan — Japanese boxer Kazuto Ioka beat Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina for the WBA flyweight title Wednesday by a majority decision.
Reveco, making his eighth defense, got off to a good start but Ioka dominated the later rounds at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium on his way to becoming the second Japanese fighter to win world titles in three different weight classes.
Ioka (17-1, 10 KO) previously won world championships at minimumweight and light flyweight.
He received scores of 115-113 and 116-113, while the third judge scored a draw.
Reveco's record fell to 35-2 (19 KO).