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Boxing: Japan's Ishida knocked-out in WBA title fight

MONTE-CARLO, Monaco (AFP) –

Nobuhiro Ishida (L) and WBA middleweight world title holder Gennady Golovkin (R) on March 26, 2013, in Monaco

Japanese Nobuhiro Ishida (L) and World Boxing Association middleweight world title holder Gennady Golovkin (R) of Kazakhtan pose on March 26, 2013, in Monaco. Ishida was knocked out in the third round of his WBA middleweight title fight against Golovkin on Saturday.

Japan’s Nobuhiro Ishida was knocked out in the third round of his WBA middleweight title fight against Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan on Saturday.

Ishida, 37, suffered his ninth career defeat while defending champion Golovkin, seven years the Osaka fighter’s junior, celebrated his 26th win and 23rd by knockout.

The damage was done courtesy of a huge right hand in the third round of the scheduled 12 as Ishida suffered a third straight loss.

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