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