Despite being dropped twice in the seventh round, junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux slugged his way out of trouble and stopped Hisashi Amagasa in the 11th.
THE RING’s No. 2-rated strawweight Francisco Rodriguez will vacate his IBF belt and rise into the junior flyweight division, according to Sean Gibbons of Zanfer Promotions.
Fans from around the globe share outrage over the Danny Garcia-Rod Salka mismatch, thoughts on a potential Garcia-Lamont Peterson fight, enthusiasm for the Francisco Rodriguez-Katsunari Takayama Fight of the Year candidate, and lots of mythical matchups in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Francisco Rodriguez Jr.’s WBO strawweight title and Katsunari Takayama’s IBF belt were unified after Rodriguez won a unanimous decision in his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico.
Show some love for the little guys, y’all … Francisco Rodriguez and Katsunari Takayama went to war in Mexico on Saturday, with Rodriguez winning by unanimous decision to unify the IBF and WBO belts.
On August 9, Katsunari Takayama and Francisco Rodriguez will meet in a strawweight title unification match.
Tomoki Kameda successfully defended his bantamweight title against Immanuel Naidjala on Tuesday in Osaka, Japan, while older brother Daiki lost a split decision to Liborio Solis.