Japan's Kenshiro Teraji (R) reacts during his light flyweight WBC title boxing match against the Philippines Randy Petalcorin at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture on December 23, 2019. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Randy Petalcorin missed another goal in a world title after falling against undefeated Japanese champion Ken Shiro at Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan on Monday.
Petalcorin did what he could later substitute for the fight before being stopped in the fourth round by Shiro, who successfully defended his WBC title for the seventh time in a row.
The 27-year-old Petalcorin was in the third round in a world of trouble, in which Shiro caused vicious body blows to cause three losses.
Shiro went down again in the fourth round to finally eliminate Petalcorin.
It was the second time in two years that Petalcorin lost to TKO in a world championship fight after being stopped in the seventh round by Felix Alvarado in October last year.
Petalcorin (31-4-1, 23 KOs), who had fought in an alleged unification struggle for Alvarado, only had a month to prepare against Shiro (17-0, 10 KOs).
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