Remembering Douglas-Tyson: still a shocker 25 years later

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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08
Nov

Photo gallery: Yamanaka-Guevara card final presser

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.

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12
Aug

Yamanaka, Yaegashi retain titles in Japan

WBC bantamweight titleholder Shinsuke Yamanaka bolstered his reputation as one of the fiercest sluggers in the eastern hemisphere by blasting Puerto Rico’s Jose Nieves out with a single left cross in the first round.

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22
Jul

Q&A: Koki Kameda

One of the most popular and polarizing sports figures in Japan, Koki Kameda, spoke to RingTV.com before his Tuesday bantamweight fight with John Mark Apolinario in Tokyo. The multi-division beltholder talked about his fighting family and desire to win titles in five weight classes.

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08
Apr

Yaegashi beats Igarashi for RING title, Yamanaka stops Tunacao

Akira Yaegashi defeated incumbent RING flyweight champion Toshiyuki Igarashi by unanimous decision at the Ryoguko Kokugikan in Tokyo on Monday. In the co-featured bout, WBC bantamweight titleholder Shinsuke Yamanaka scored a 12th-round stoppage of Malcolm Tunacao.

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29
Dec

Japanese boxing closes out the year with a bang

Takashi Uchiyama, THE RING’s No. 1-rated junior lightweight, will defend his WBA title against fellow unbeaten 130-pound standout Bryan Vasquez on New Year’s Eve in his hometown of Tokyo, Japan.

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