WBC bantamweight titleholder Shinsuke Yamanaka bolstered his reputation as one of the fiercest sluggers in the eastern hemisphere by blasting Puerto Rico’s Jose Nieves out with a single left cross in the first round.
RING flyweight champ Akira Yaegashi’s unanimous decision win over Oscar Blanquet, and bantamweight Shinsuke Yamanaka’s first-round knockout of Jose Nieves in Tokyo. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Undefeated WBC bantamweight titleholder Shinsuke Yamanaka and challenger Jose Nieves training for their Aug. 12 bout in Tokyo. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.