WBC 130-pound titleholder Francisco Vargas could make his first defense in April or May. Vargas says he’s open to a rematch with Takashi Miura or a unification bout.
After his win over Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez is the newest RING champion and the latest addition to the magazine’s pound-for-pound list.
Canelo Alvarez’s convincing victory over Miguel Cotto wasn’t a thriller but it was a big step in the career of the young Mexican.
Francisco Vargas rallied to stop Miura in Round 9 of a Fight of the Year candidate in the co-featured bout to the Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez event.
Japanese slugger Takashi Miura has made a name for himself by beating tough Mexicans in title bouts. Can he keep it up vs. Mexico’s unbeaten Francisco Vargas?
The November 21 showdown between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez gets some strong support in the form of this intriguing junior featherweight collision.
Manny Pacquiao’s unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. caused the Filipino superstar to drop a notch or two in THE RING’s welterweight rankings and in the magazine’s Pound-for-Pound Top 10.
RING/WBC flyweight champ Roman Gonzalez and WBC junior lightweight titleholder Takashi Miura brought the knockouts to Tokyo and Naoki Fukuda brought back the photos.
Weigh-in results for flyweight champion and RING No. 9 pound for pound fighter Roman Gonzalez vs. Rocky Fuentes, and No. 3 junior lightweight Takashi Miura vs. Edgar Puerta. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
The little guys get the biggest spots on a Nov. 22 Teiken Promotions show when Roman Gonzalez faces Rocky Fuentes and Takashi Miura meets Edgar Puerta.
Talented junior lightweight Stephen Smith from Liverpool, England, returns this Saturday for a stay busy bout in his beloved hometown, but WBC titleholder Takashi Miura, whom he hopes to meet in October, is never far from his mind.
Although there was not a lot of action this past week, THE RING Ratings Panel made some significant changes to the junior lightweight rankings, which experienced a shake-up thanks to the advancement of beltholders Rances Barthelemy and Takashi Miura.
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.
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.