Ioka gets off the canvas to stop Kiatniwat; Oguni unseats Guzman

31
Dec

Ioka gets off the canvas to stop Kiatniwat; Oguni unseats Guzman

A near-upset and a change of ownership marked New Year’s Eve in Japan as Kazuto Ioka and Yukinori Oguni left the ring with belts around their waists.

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31
Dec

Corrales 2-for-2 against Uchiyama; Taguchi-Canizales ends in draw

Jezreel Corrales had to get off the canvas in Round 5 but still managed to outpoint Takashi Uchiyama to retain his WBA junior lightweight title in Tokyo.

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31
Dec

Tanaka unseats Fuentes to win junior flyweight belt

Kosei Tanaka earned his second world title in as many divisions with a fifth-round TKO of Moises Fuentes to capture the WBO jr. flyweight belt.

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30
Dec

Ref bungles Murata-Sandoval knockout in Japan

A referee’s bizarre intervention marred a decisive third-round victory by Japanese Olympian Ryota Murata on Friday in Tokyo.

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30
Dec

Naoya Inoue dominates Kono to first ever KO defeat

Japanese phenom Naoya Inoue reasserted his spot at the top of the 115-pound division with a complete dismantling of former titleholder Kohei Kono.

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30
Dec

Yaegashi stops Kokietgym in 12 to set up Melindo clash

On Friday, IBF junior flyweight titlist Akira Yaegashi squared off against Samartklek Kokietgym in Tokyo, Japan.

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31
Dec

Ioka, Uchiyama, Miura retain titles in Japan; Miyazaki upset

Japan’s best talents rang in the New Year on separate cards on opposite ends of the country. WBA junior lightweight titleholder Takashi Uchiyama scored a unanimous decision over Daiki Kaneko and WBC 130-pound titleholder Takashi Miura stopped Dante Jardon in the ninth round in Tokyo. WBA junior flyweight titleholder Kazuto Ioka outpointed Felix Alvarado in Osaka.

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11
Sep

Ioka makes easy work of Sithmorseng in Japan

Kazuto Ioka retained his WBA junior flyweight title with a dominant seventh-round knockout of former titleholder Kwanthai Sithmorseng at the Bodymaker Colosseum in Osaka, Japan, on Wednesday.

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22
Jul

Q&A: Koki Kameda

One of the most popular and polarizing sports figures in Japan, Koki Kameda, spoke to RingTV.com before his Tuesday bantamweight fight with John Mark Apolinario in Tokyo. The multi-division beltholder talked about his fighting family and desire to win titles in five weight classes.

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