Ito halts Chuprakov; keeps WBO 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBO junior lightweight champ Masayuki Ito (25-1-1, 13 KOs), 130, successfully made his initial defense when he battered #1 ranked Russian Evgeny Chuprakov (20-1, 10 Kos), 129.25, so furiously that his cornerman tossed in the towel for surrender at 2:11 of the seventh round on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Ito took the initiative from the outset, had Evgeny hurt with faster combinations and finally caught up with him in the fatal session. Laurence Cole (US) was the referee.

(More to come)

Mayweather fighting in exhibition tonight
Takuma Inoue wins WBC interim 118lb belt

Top Boxing News

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.