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February 01, 1988

World Boxing Council flyweight champion Sot Chitalada of Thailand stopped ninth-ranked Hideaki Kamishiro of Japan in the seventh round of a scheduled 12-round bout at Osaka, Japan, to retain his crown.

Sot successfully defended the 112-pound title for the sixth time since gaining it from Mexico's Gabriel Bernal in 1984.

In the seventh round, Kamishiro suffered a gash above his left eye. Cut and bleeding from both eyes, Kamishiro fell to his knees and the fight was stopped.

Sot, 25, improved his record to 14-1-1, including 10 knockouts, while Kamishiro, also 25, fell to 7-1.

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