Xu Can defends WBA title in TKO victory

Source:Xinhua Published: 2019/5/27 1:18:14

Chinese boxer Xu Can succeeded in defending his World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight title after defeating challenger Shun Kubo of Japan by technical knockout (TKO) at Xu's hometown on Sunday.

The 25-year-old Xu Can took control of the game at the very beginning with steady moves and sharp strikes. In the fifth round, Shun Kubo was knocked down. With cheering audience, Xu Can claimed the victory by TKO in the sixth round.

Xu became China's youngest world professional boxing champion this January, winning with scores of 117-111, 116-112 and 118-110 over Rojas. After that he was awarded as the first Chinese "five star" boxer by BoxRec website.

"I'm Can, I can!" Xu Can shouted. It was exactly what he said when he won the golden belt this January.

"I am so happy to defend my title in my hometown, thank all of you for coming to support me today," he added.

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