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Dethroned Tapales KOs Omori

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OSAKA, Japan—His crown is gone, but his pride remains. Marlon Tapales stopped Japanese Shohei Omori early in the 11th round Sunday night to prove that he still has the heart of a champion
OSAKA, Japan—His crown is gone, but his pride remains.
Marlon Tapales stopped Japanese Shohei Omori early in the 11th round Sunday night to prove that he still has the heart of a champion despite being stripped of his World Boxing Organization bantamweight crown due to excess weight a day earlier.
The Filipino southpaw staggered Omori with a left uppercut then followed it up with a barrage of punches, prompting referee Celestino Ruiz to give the groggy, bloody challenger the full count in the 10th round.

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