Hanagata beats Ikeyama, keeps IBF female 102lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Hanagata Ikeyama01
IBF atomweight champ Saemi Hanagata (16-7-4, 7 KOs) barely kept her belt by eking out a split decision (96-94 twice for Hanagata, 94-96 for Ikeyama) over 49-year-old ex-titlist Nao Ikeyama (18-6-4, 5 KOs) over ten give-and-take rounds on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. It was their third encounter with Saemi scoring a victory for the first time after a couple of draws.



Sagawa edges Abe, wins Japanese 126lb belt
Alarcon defeats Miyao, unifies WBA female 102lb belts

Top Boxing News

PLEASE READ
We have a few rules to make our comment section more enjoyable for everyone.
1. Keep comments related to boxing.
2. Be respectful, polite and keep it clean.
3. Personal attacks will not be tolerated.
Offending posts will be removed.
>