Kokietgym beats Nashiro to keep WBA belt

Tepparith Kokietgym of Thailand defeated Japan's Nobuo Nashiro to retain his WBA super flyweight title on Saturday.

Kokietgym (21-2, 13 KO) won by scores of 115-113, 115-114, and 114-114 in his third title defense.

Nashiro (18-5-1, 12 KO), 30, stated before the bout that he would retire if he lost.