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Cázares is Still the Champ

  • Champion Hugo Cazares of Mexico, left, lands his hook on challenger Hiroyuki Hisataka of Japan during WBA super flyweight title bout in Osaka, western Japan, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. Cazares beat Hisataka by unanimous decision and retained his title. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, FOR COMMERCIAL USE ONLY IN NORTH AMERICA

    Champion Hugo Cazares of Mexico, left, lands his hook on challenger Hiroyuki Hisataka of Japan during WBA super flyweight title bout in Osaka, western Japan, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. Cazares beat Hisataka by unanimous decision and retained his title. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, FOR COMMERCIAL USE ONLY IN NORTH AMERICA

  • Champion Hugo Cazares of Mexico, left, lands his hook on challenger Hiroyuki Hisataka of Japan during WBA super flyweight title bout in Osaka, western Japan, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. Cazares beat Hisataka by unanimous decision and retained his title. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, FOR COMMERCIAL USE ONLY IN NORTH AMERICA

    Champion Hugo Cazares of Mexico, left, lands his hook on challenger Hiroyuki Hisataka of Japan during WBA super flyweight title bout in Osaka, western Japan, Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010. Cazares beat Hisataka by unanimous decision and retained his title. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, FOR COMMERCIAL USE ONLY IN NORTH AMERICA

With fists flying and nifty footwork, Mexican champion Hugo Cázares defeated Japanese challenger Hiroyuki Hisataka by unanimous decision. Cázares retains his WBA super flyweight title.

The 32-year-old Cázares dominated Thursday's 12-round bout at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium in the third defense of the title he won in May.

Cázares improved to 34-6-2 with 24 knockouts while the 25-year-old Hisataka dropped to 19-9-1 with 8 KOs.