Molitor decisions Booth to keep belt

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Houghton-le-Spring, Wales - Steve Molitor narrowly edged Jason Booth on the scorecards Saturday at Rainton Meadows Arena, winning a majority decision to maintain his IBF super bantamweight title.

Molitor (33-1), in his first defense since taking the title back against Takalani Ndlovu earlier this year, needed to rally late to take the decision by marks of 116-113, 116-112 and 114-114.

This was Booth's (35-6) first loss since July 2007, ending a string of eight straight wins.


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