Anselmo Moreno demonstrated in defeat against Shinsuke Yamanaka that he remains one of the best bantamweights in the world.
Photos from Tokyo of Shinsuke Yamanaka’s narrow split-decision win over slick veteran Anselmo Moreno to retain his WBC bantamweight title.
Weigh-in photos for Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Anselmo Moreno, the Nos. 1 and 3 bantamweights, which will take place in Tokyo on Tuesday (Monday in the U.S.).
On Tuesday, undefeated pound-for-pounder Shinsuke Yamanaka will defend his WBC title against Panamanian veteran Anselmo Moreno in Tokyo.
RING/WBC flyweight champ Roman Gonzalez and WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin advanced in THE RING’s pound for pound rankings after the boxer-punchers extended their unbeaten records with knockouts against Edgar Sosa and Willie Monroe Jr.
No. 1-rated bantamweight Shinsuke Yamanaka defended his WBC title with a three-knockdown unanimous decision over Suriyan Sor Rungvisai, while junior welterweight Takahiro Ao outpointed Juan Carlos Salgado on Wednesday in Tokyo.
Suriyan Sor Rungvisai challenges long-reigning WBC bantamweight titleholder Shinsuke Yamanaka on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. The former 115-pound beltholder spoke to RingTV.com about Yamanaka, fighting 17 times in two years, his Muy Thai kickboxing background and the tough Thai training regimen.
No less than 18 RING-rated fighters were in action over the past two weeks, including RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and two young welterweight standouts, Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter, who advanced in the 147-pound rankings.
Japan hosts two world title doubleheaders in April. On April 6, RING flyweight champ Akira Yaegashi and WBC 108-pound titleholder Adrian Hernanez co-headline; and on April 23, WBC bantamweight king Shinsuke Yamanaka and IBF 122-pound boss Kiko Martinez share the bill.
RingTV.com has a live round-by-round update of tonight’s featherweight rematch during which former RING junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire scored a ninth-round TKO over ex- flyweight and 115-pound beltholder Vic Darchinyan.
Participants of the packed Nov. 10 card in Tokyo featuring Shinsuke Yamanaka-Alberto Guevara, Jorge Linares-Francisco Contreras, Roman Gonzalez-Oscar Blanquet, and Takahiro Ao-Edgar Lomeli. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Vic Darchinyan on Nonito Donaire: “I’m going to come and expose him and show to all of the world that I can beat him, and not only just beat him, but I can beat him easily.”