Vic Saludar, 18-3-(10), from the Philippines upset defending champion Ryuya Yamanaka, 16-3-(5), to win the WBO minimumweight title in Kobe, Japan on Friday.
The Filipino challenger decked Yamanaka with a solid right hand to the head in the seventh round on his way to a unanimous 12 round points win by scores of 116-111, 117-110 and 115-112. The bout was staged at the Kobe Central Gym.
Other scores from the fight card
Vacant WBO Asia Pacific light flyweight title Reiya Konishi w pts 12 Orlie Silvestre
super featherweight Kazuhiro Nishitani w ko 8 Rey Ramos
super bantamweight Yuki Yamauchi w ko 3 Jimboy Rosales
bantamweight Hyuga Matsutani w pts 4 Hiroshi Takekawa
featherweight Yuri Takemoto w pts 4 Takafumi Iwaya