Xu Can defends WBA title in TKO victory

2019-05-27 01:49:42 GMT2019-05-27 09:49:42(Beijing Time) Xinhua English
Xu Can (Top) of China celebrates after the competition with Shun Kubo of Japan in Fuzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, May 26, 2019. 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 here on Sunday. (Xinhua/Wu Zhuang) Xu Can (Top) of China celebrates after the competition with Shun Kubo of Japan in Fuzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, May 26, 2019. 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 here on Sunday. (Xinhua/Wu Zhuang)
Xu Can (R) of China competes during the competition with Shun Kubo of Japan in Fuzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, May 26, 2019. 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 here on Sunday. (Xinhua/Wu Zhuang) Xu Can (R) of China competes during the competition with Shun Kubo of Japan in Fuzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, May 26, 2019. 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 here on Sunday. (Xinhua/Wu Zhuang)
Xu Can (C) of China poses before the competition with Shun Kubo of Japan in Fuzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, May 26, 2019. 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 here on Sunday. (Xinhua/Wu Zhuang) Xu Can (C) of China poses before the competition with Shun Kubo of Japan in Fuzhou, east China's Jiangxi Province, May 26, 2019. 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 here on Sunday. (Xinhua/Wu Zhuang)

FUZHOU, China, May 26 (Xinhua) -- 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 here 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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