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Higa stripped of flyweight world title belt

From ESPN - April 14, 2018

Flyweight world titleholder Daigo Higa was stripped of his belt on Saturday for failing to make weight ahead of his third defense scheduled against Cristofer Rosales on Sunday at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.

Higa (15-0, 15 KOs), 22, of Japan, was 114 pounds at the weigh in, two over the class limit of 112. He was given time for another attempt at making weight but after 90 minutes gave up.

Rosales (26-3, 17 KOs), 23, of Nicaragua, was 111.5 pounds and can still win the title if he wins the fight. If Higa wins the fight the belt will remain vacant.

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