Yamanaka TKOs Anselmo in seven, wins vacant RING championship

16
Sep

Yamanaka TKOs Anselmo in seven, wins vacant RING championship

On Friday, Shinsuke Yamanaka faced Anselmo Moreno in Osaka, Japan in a bout to fill the vacant THE RING magazine bantamweight championship.

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18
Jul

Shingo Wake gets IBF title opportunity on Wednesday

On Wednesday, junior featherweight Shingo Wake gets his first shot at a major title when he faces unbeaten Jonathan Guzman for the vacant IBF belt.

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29
Dec

Reveco aims to set the record straight against Ioka

On Dec. 31 in Japan, flyweight Juan Carlos Reveco will meet Kazuto Ioka in a rematch of their April bout in which Ioka won a majority decision.

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29
Dec

Guillermo Rigondeaux: ‘Other world beltholders are running scared’

As RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux prepares for his defense against Hisashi Amagasa, he also laments the apparent lack of challenges from his fellow titlists.

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23
Apr

Shinsuke Yamanaka, Kiko Martinez defend titles

The little guys took the stage in Japan on Wednesday as WBC 118-pound titlist Shinsuke Yamanaka and IBF 122-pound titleholder Kiko Martinez emerged victorious in their respective defenses.

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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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30
Dec

Japan rings in New Year with Uchiyama, Ioka defenses

While much of the world will spend their New Year’s Eve watching the ball drop in Times Square or catching a local fireworks display, Japan continues a yearly tradition of having its best fighters defend their world titles in dueling events on opposite ends of the country.

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