Yamanaka defends WBC bantamweight title with TKOJapanese champion Shinsuke Yamanaka is carried on the shoulders of his corner's man after defeating Belgian challenger Stephane Jamoye in their WBC bantamweight boxing title bout in Osaka, western Japan, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Yamanaka defended his title with a technical knockout in the ninth round. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)
OSAKA, Japan (AP) -- Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan successfully defended his WBC bantamweight crown for the sixth time with a technical knockout of Stephane Jamoye of Belgium on Wednesday.
Yamanaka sent Jamoye to the canvas with a powerful blow to the abdomen and the referee stopped the bout 11 seconds into the ninth round at Osaka-Jo Hall.
With his fifth straight win by knockout, Yamanaka improved to 21-0 with two draws and 16 wins by knockout. Jamoye's record fell to 25 wins against 30 defeats.
Also, IBF super bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez of Spain retained his title with a technical knockout of challenger Hozumi Hasegawa of Japan.
Martinez knocked down Hasegawa with a flurry of punches before the referee stopped the bout in the seventh round.