Lupe Madera of Mexico became the new World Boxing Association (WBA) junior flyweight champion in Tokyo on July 10 when he was declared winner after a clash of heads stopped the fight.
GV Lupe Madera, Mexico in black shorts, and Japan's Katsou Tokashiki, in white shorts box as crowd looks on (4 shots)
GV Referee examines Madera's eye, and consults with seconds PAN TO Tokashiki and second celebrating (3 shots)
SVs Seconds talk with officials for judges' decision (2 shots)
SV Madera and seconds celebrate win
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Background: Lupe Madera of Mexico became the new World Boxing Association (WBA) junior flyweight champion in Tokyo on July 10 when he was declared winner after a clash of heads stopped the fight. He won the title against Katsou Tokashiki of Japan when their bout, scheduled for 15 rounds, was stopped by the doctor half way through the fourth round. Madera who had blood dripping from his forehead after an earlier clash, was awarded the title because he was ahead on points from all three judges when the fight was halted. When the bout was first stopped, Tokashiki and his seconds thought he had won, but the Panamanian referee, Carlos Berrocal, had Madera 30-28 ahead, and judges Stuart Kirschenbaum and Albert Tremari from the United States had Madera leading 30-27. The Japanese Boxing Commission (JBC) said Tokashiki's managers could appeal under WBA rules about the decision. The fight was ordered by the association after an earlier bout between the two had ended in a draw in April. Madera's win gave him a total of 35 victories, with 12 defeats and two draws, compared to Tokashiki's 18 wins and two defeats.