Carlos Carlson to face RING 118-pound champ Shinsuke Yamanaka

31
Jan

Carlos Carlson to face RING 118-pound champ Shinsuke Yamanaka

On March 2, Carlos Carlson gets a shot at championship gold when he faces THE RING magazine/WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka.

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04
Jan

Jezreel Corrales: ‘Now everyone has to see me with different eyes’

Now having fulfilled a rematch commitment against Takashi Uchiyama, WBA junior lightweight titlist Jezreel Corrales looks toward the future.

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30
Dec

Yaegashi stops Kokietgym in 12 to set up Melindo clash

On Friday, IBF junior flyweight titlist Akira Yaegashi squared off against Samartklek Kokietgym in Tokyo, Japan.

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28
Dec

New Faces: Andy Hiraoka

In our latest installment of ‘New Faces,’ our own Anson Wainwright profiles young Japanese up-and-comer Andy Hiraoka.

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28
Dec

Ryoichi Taguchi vs. Carlos Canizales is set for New Year’s Eve

On Dec. 31, WBA junior flyweight titlist Ryoichi Taguchi will defend his title against undefeated Carlos Canizales in Tokyo, Japan.

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11
Feb

Remembering Douglas-Tyson: still a shocker 25 years later

Today is the 25th anniversary of Buster Douglas’ shocking win over Mike Tyson for the undisputed heavyweight champion and its effect is palpable to this day. Our own Lee Groves looks back on a true day to remember.

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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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10
Nov

Photo gallery: Yamanaka vs. Guevara Tokyo card

Photographer Naoki Fukuda’s shots from Tokyo, where WBC bantamweight titlist Shinsuke Yamanaka, former titleholders Roman Gonzalez and Takahiro Ao, and Jorge Linares all won by knockout.

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10
Nov

Yamanaka, Gonzalez score KOs in Japan

Shinsuke Yamanaka showed why he is regarded as the hardest hitting bantamweight in the world today, knocking out Alberto Guevara in the ninth round to retain his WBC bantamweight title on Sunday afternoon in Tokyo.

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