Perez new IBF champ

YONNHY Perez won the IBF bantamweight belt from Joseph Agbeko on points in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

YONNHY Perez won the IBF bantamweight belt from Joseph Agbeko on points in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Perez earned the right to challenge the Ghanaian in May after stopping Silence Mabuza in the dying moments of the title eliminator in Springs.

Both fighters traded punches throughout. Perez was credited with a knockdown in round 11 when Agbeko turned his back after a clash of heads. Scores were 116-111, 117-110 and 117-110. - Fightnews.com

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