2013-05-06 Liborio Solis w pts 12 Kohei Kono, Ota-City General Gym, Tokyo, Japan - WBA

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2013-05-06 Liborio Solis w pts 12 Kohei Kono, Ota-City General Gym, Tokyo, Japan - WBA. Referee: Luis Pabon. Scorecards: 114-112, 115-111, 113-113.

Denkaosan Kaovichit succeeded Solis as the WBA ‘interim’ champion when he outpointed Nobuo Nashiro over 12 rounds at the Suranaree University, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on 3 September.

Solis forfeited the WBA title on 3 December when weighing in at 117½ lbs for a title defence against Daiki Kameda, the IBF champion, at the Bodymaker Coliseum, Osaka, Japan. Although the fight went ahead, Kameda (115) was unable to capture the WBA title when losing on points over 12 rounds.