UFC Fight Pass snags Palicte-Ioka title bout

WBO #1 contender “Mighty” Aston Palicte (25-2-1, 21 KOs) will face three-division world champion Kazuto Ioka (23-2, 13 KOs) for the vacant WBO junior bantamweight world championship on June 19 at Osaka Prefectural Gym in Osaka, Japan.

UFC Fight Pass has acquired the worldwide live streaming rights outside of Japan and Palicte-Ioka will be the first world boxing championship streamed on Fight Pass under their new agreement with RJJ Boxing to live stream up to 72 professional boxing events through 2021. The streaming service is $9.99 a month.

WBO #1 contender “Mighty” Aston Palicte (25-2-1, 21 KOs) will face three-division world champion Kazuto Ioka (23-2, 13 KOs) for the vacant WBO junior bantamweight world championship on June 19…
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Taylor-Persoon fight for undisputed lightweight title

WBA/IBF/WBO female lightweight champion Katie Taylor (13-0, 6 KOs) will face WBC lightweight champ Delfine Persoon (43-1, 18 KOs) for the undisputed lightweight championship of the world on Saturday June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK. The winner will join current champions Cecilia Braekhus (welterweight) and Claressa Shields (middleweight) as holder of all four major belts.

The bout takes place on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight title defense against Jarrell Miller.

WBA/IBF/WBO female lightweight champion Katie Taylor (13-0, 6 KOs) will face WBC lightweight champ Delfine Persoon (43-1, 18 KOs) for the undisputed lightweight championship of the world on Saturday June…
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WBO approves interim bantamweight title bout

Due to WBO bantamweight champion Zolani Tete being tied up in the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament, the WBO World Championship Committee has approved a fight between WBO #1 bantamweight contender Ricardo “Hindu” Espinoza and former jr flyweight world champion John Riel Casimero. The camps of Espinoza and Casimero petitioned the WBO to sanction the bout.

They collide this Saturday at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California as part of Danny Garcia vs Adrian Granados undercard. Continue reading “WBO approves interim bantamweight title bout”

Due to WBO bantamweight champion Zolani Tete being tied up in the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) tournament, the WBO World Championship Committee has approved a fight between WBO #1…
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James Kirkland planning comeback?

Davies Entertainment has announced that former junior middleweight contender James Kirkland (32-2, 28 KO) has inked a comprehensive management deal and is planning a comeback. The 35-year-old Kirkland hasn’t fought since a KO loss to Canelo Alvarez in 2015. According to the press release, the aggressive southpaw intends to reunite with his former trainer Anne Wolfe, while adding Bay Bay McClinton to his training staff.

Davies Entertainment has announced that former junior middleweight contender James Kirkland (32-2, 28 KO) has inked a comprehensive management deal and is planning a comeback. The 35-year-old Kirkland hasn’t fought…
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Dave Allen: 0 chance of getting kayoed by Lucas Browne

Heavyweight Dave Allen insists there is “zero chance” of Lucas Browne defeating him by knockout when they collide at the top of a heavyweight bill at The O2 in London this Saturday, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.
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Former WBA world ruler Browne has amassed 24 stoppages from 28 career wins and the hard-hitting Australian known as ‘Big Daddy’ says he is looking forward to a “good old fashioned slugfest” when he meets cult hero Allen over 12 rounds in the UK Capital.

“The last thing I worry about when I box is the power,” said Allen. “That’s not because I can take a good shot, even though I can. Continue reading “Dave Allen: 0 chance of getting kayoed by Lucas Browne”

Heavyweight Dave Allen insists there is “zero chance” of Lucas Browne defeating him by knockout when they collide at the top of a heavyweight bill at The O2 in London…
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Judah-Seldin clash on IBHOF Weekend

Star Boxing, in partnership with Turning Stone Resort Casino, announced that former world champion Zab “Super” Judah (44-9, 30 KOs) and Cletus “Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (23-1, 19 KOs) will meet in the main event of a card in the Turning Stone Event Center on June 7 as part of the 30th Anniversary of Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend festivities in Canastota, New York. The evening’s co-main event will feature James “Buddy” McGirt Jr. (27-3-1, 14 KOs) facing off against David Papot (22-0, 3 KOs), the same weekend his father James “Buddy” McGirt Sr. will be inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame.

Star Boxing, in partnership with Turning Stone Resort Casino, announced that former world champion Zab “Super” Judah (44-9, 30 KOs) and Cletus “Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (23-1, 19 KOs) will meet…
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Daniel Jacobs: Canelo lost both Golovkin fights

IBF middleweight world champion Daniel Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) hosted a media workout Monday at CEA Fitness in Long Island, N.Y. ahead of his 12-round unification fight against WBC/WBA champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs). Andre Rozier, his trainer, also attended the workout. The event will take place Saturday, May 4 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.

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“Victory would truly show the fans, whether you think I beat Golovkin or not, I am the best middleweight in the world. I’ve always said that I am the best, and I’ve also always been vocal that the win over Golovkin was taken from me. So, a win over Canelo puts a new idea in the fans’ minds that this guy is the best as he’s proven it against a guy that beat Golovkin – and then I can give Golovkin the rematch and prove that I am better than him. Continue reading “Daniel Jacobs: Canelo lost both Golovkin fights”

IBF middleweight world champion Daniel Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) hosted a media workout Monday at CEA Fitness in Long Island, N.Y. ahead of his 12-round unification fight against WBC/WBA champion…
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Figueroa, Parejo take aim at WBA interim belt

Unbeaten Brandon Figueroa (18-0, 13 KOs) and Venezuelan native Yonfrez Parejo (22-3-1, 11 KOs) will rise to the ring this Saturday to dispute the WBA interim super bantamweight title at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, in what will be a great opportunity for both fighters.

Figueroa, just 22 years old, will have his first world title try. 32-year-old Parejo has already been champion in the bantamweight division. Both fighters will face off in the pre-fight activities (which will include a press conference and the weigh-in ceremony) over the course of this week, before trading blows on Saturday.

Unbeaten Brandon Figueroa (18-0, 13 KOs) and Venezuelan native Yonfrez Parejo (22-3-1, 11 KOs) will rise to the ring this Saturday to dispute the WBA interim super bantamweight title at…
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Falcao-Pearson collide May 2 in Las Vegas

On May 2 in Las Vegas, two days before Canelo Alvarez vs Danny Jacobs, WBC Latino middleweight champion Yamaguchi Falcao (16-0, 7 KOs) will defend his belt against Chris Pearson (16-2, 12 KOs) at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Falcao-Pearson is scheduled for ten rounds and will air live on DAZN.

The two previously met in 2011 as part of the World Series of Boxing with Pearson winning a highly controversial split decision. “This fight is very personal to me,” stated Falcao. “I’m planning to knock Chris out because he did not beat me the first time – the judges handed it to him!”

On May 2 in Las Vegas, two days before Canelo Alvarez vs Danny Jacobs, WBC Latino middleweight champion Yamaguchi Falcao (16-0, 7 KOs) will defend his belt against Chris Pearson…
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Chisora: You might have to foul Usyk to beat him

Heavyweight Derek Chisora says he would be open to fighting former undisputed cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk – should he come through his crunch clash with Senad Gashi at The O2 in London this Saturday, shown live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US. Usyk makes his heavyweight debut against former Chisora foe Carlos Takam at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on May 25, and “Delboy” says Usyk’s switch to heavyweight spells big trouble for the other members of the division.

“Usyk will be a nightmare for everybody,” said Chisora. “The moment he puts his weight on, he will be a nightmare. He has the punching power and the boxing skills, his movement will kill most heavyweights. I think to win with that guy you might have to foul him a little bit, a couple of low blows! Continue reading “Chisora: You might have to foul Usyk to beat him”

Heavyweight Derek Chisora says he would be open to fighting former undisputed cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk – should he come through his crunch clash with Senad Gashi at The…
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Adrian Granados shrugs off underdog role

Fan favorite Adrian Granados (20-6-2, 14 KOs) will take on former two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (34-2, 20 KOs) this Saturday. The 12-round welterweight main event will air live on FOX and FOX Deportes from the Dignity Health Sports Park (formerly StubHub Center) in Carson, California.

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Granados has pulled off upsets and near-upsets throughout his career. Being the underdog again Saturday night is nothing new for him as he’ll again look to surprise the doubters and get to that elusive world title fight. Continue reading “Adrian Granados shrugs off underdog role”

Fan favorite Adrian Granados (20-6-2, 14 KOs) will take on former two-division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (34-2, 20 KOs) this Saturday. The 12-round welterweight main event will air live…
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Jefferson-Gee battle Saturday in Auburn, WA

By Ricardo Ibarra

Former Tacoma amateur stand-out and now undefeated pro Nicholas Jefferson (8-0, 5 KOs) will headline for the first time on Saturday night, topping PNW Professional Boxing Promotions’ stacked eight-bout line-up on the campus of Green River College in Auburn, Washington. Jefferson will be looking for his ninth professional win, taking on battle tested journeyman Sean Gee (4-9) in the six round welterweight main event. Continue reading “Jefferson-Gee battle Saturday in Auburn, WA”

By Ricardo Ibarra Former Tacoma amateur stand-out and now undefeated pro Nicholas Jefferson (8-0, 5 KOs) will headline for the first time on Saturday night, topping PNW Professional Boxing Promotions’…
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Shields: I am the greatest woman of all time

Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr.

Claressa Shields is the undisputed middleweight champion of the world. The 24-year-old Flint, Mich. native delivered the best performance of her career and cruised to a unanimous decision over Germany’s Christina Hammer Saturday on Showtime in arguably the most significant women’s boxing match in history. The judges scored the fight 98-92 and 98-91 twice.
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The two-time Olympic gold-medalist Shields (9-0, 2 KOs), who entered the fight holding the IBF, WBA and WBC 160-pound titles, showed off her complete arsenal of skills in the dominating performance and now joins Terrence Crawford, Jermain Taylor, Bernard Hopkins, Oleksandr Usyk and women’s welterweight Cecilia Braekhus as the only fighters to have unified all four major world titles in any weight class. Continue reading “Shields: I am the greatest woman of all time”

Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. Claressa Shields is the undisputed middleweight champion of the world. The 24-year-old Flint, Mich. native delivered the best performance of her career and cruised to a…
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Dennis Hogan: I won the fight

“I knew I won the fight. I’m really disappointed to train as a hard as I did and for this to happen,” said Dennis Hogan after his majority decision loss to WBO junior middleweight world champion Jaime Munguia on Saturday night in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

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“We came here in good faith, and no disrespect to the people who scored it, but that decision shouldn’t go through. This is bad for boxing, bad for me, and a rematch is accepted right away, no questions asked. You saw the game plan. It was ‘keep moving and land more shots.’ Every time I knew I was doing that. His power didn’t faze me at all because I’m moving, rolling with the punches, doing what I was doing. He’s a great fighter, but I could see it in his eyes he knew he was losing. At times he was acting desperate. I wasn’t even worried that much, no disrespect, but I could take his shots and I was landing more than him. Get CompuBox to properly count the punches. You’ll see I was winning that fight, I was so comfortable in there.”

“I knew I won the fight. I’m really disappointed to train as a hard as I did and for this to happen,” said Dennis Hogan after his majority decision loss…
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Munguia barely beats Hogan to retain WBO title

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WBO junior middleweight world champion Jaime Munguia (33-0, 26 KOs) scored a close twelve round majority decision over mandatory challenger Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan (28-2-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
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Munguia was the aggressor, but Hogan was very agile in avoiding and countering the stalking champion’s big punches. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 114-114. Munguia was a 50:1 favorite entering the fight, which was his fourth successful defense.

“I clearly won the fight,” said the 22-year-old Munguia afterward. “I was always attacking and connected with the harder shots, but if he wants the rematch, we’ll give it to him and even in Australia!”

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Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO junior middleweight world champion Jaime Munguia (33-0, 26 KOs) scored a close twelve round majority decision over mandatory challenger Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan (28-2-1, 7 KOs) on…
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Shields dominates Hammer, becomes undisputed

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In a clash undisputed world female middleweight championship, WBA, WBC, IBF middleweight titleholder Claressa Shields (9-0, 2 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over WBO champion and WBC Champion in Recess Christina Hammer (24-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
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As the fight progressed, Shields dictated the action more and more and won going away. Scores were 98-92 across the board.

Continue reading “Shields dominates Hammer, becomes undisputed”

Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. In a clash undisputed world female middleweight championship, WBA, WBC, IBF middleweight titleholder Claressa Shields (9-0, 2 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over…
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Quillin-Truax no decision, Derevyanchenko wins

An IBF super middleweight elimination clash between former world champions Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (34-1-1, 23 KOs) and hometown hero “Golden” Caleb Truax (30-4-2, 19 KOs) ended in a no-decision on Saturday night at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. An accidental headbutt in round two left Truax with a bad cut over his right eye. The ring doctor stopped the fight after the round.

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In an IBF middleweight title eliminator, Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over “Golden” Jack Culcay (25-4, 13 KOs). It was a very tough gritty fight with both fighters having their moments. Culcay rallied down the stretch, but it was too little, too late. Scores were 116-112, 116-112, 115-113. Derevyanchenko will now be the IBF mandatory challenger.
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In what was supposed to be a showcase fight, undefeated super welterweight prospect Joey Spencer (7-0, 6 KOs) was forced to go the six round distance for the first time with very game Osias Vasquez (4-3, 0 KOs). Scores were 60-52, 60-52, 59-53, but Spencer took a lot of punches. Vasquez was deducted two points in the contest. Continue reading “Quillin-Truax no decision, Derevyanchenko wins”

An IBF super middleweight elimination clash between former world champions Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (34-1-1, 23 KOs) and hometown hero “Golden” Caleb Truax (30-4-2, 19 KOs) ended in a no-decision…
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Undercard Results from Monterrey, Mexico

The clash between WBA #3, WBO #5, WBC #6 super bantamweight Diego De La Hoya (21-0, 10 KOs) and Enrique Bernache (24-12, 12 KOs) ended in a no contest. A second round head clash left Bernache with a nasty gash on his forehead and the bout was halted.

WBO #4, WBC #8, WBA #13 super welterweight Patrick Teixeira (30-1, 22 KOs) took a narrow ten round majority decision over Mario Lozano (33-9, 24 KOs). Scores were 96-94, 96-94, 95-95.

WBO female flyweight champion Arely “Ametralladora” Muciño (28-3-2, 10 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Yarineth “Chinita” Altuve (10-3, 10 KOs). Scores were 97-91, 98-90, 98-90. Altuve down twice, but closed very strong.

Unbeaten lightweight Javier “Rusito” Gonzalez (14-0, 10 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Saul “Piloto” Gonzalez (8-1, 2 KOs). Scores were 60-54 across the board.

The clash between WBA #3, WBO #5, WBC #6 super bantamweight Diego De La Hoya (21-0, 10 KOs) and Enrique Bernache (24-12, 12 KOs) ended in a no contest. A…
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Shocker: Mario Heredia defeats Samuel Peter

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In a huge upset, journeyman heavyweight Mario Heredia (16-6-1, 13 KOs) derailed the comeback of former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter (37-7, 30 KOs) with an eight round split decision on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The 38-year-old Peter dropped Heredia with a right hand in round three, but Heredia came back to often outwork Peter the rest of the way. Scores were 77-74, 76-75 Heredia, 79-72 Peter.
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Inactive in 2017 and 2018, Peter started his comeback in February getting a quick knockout win. This loss to a fighter who entered with a 2-5-1 record in his last six bouts was unexpected. Continue reading “Shocker: Mario Heredia defeats Samuel Peter”

Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr. In a huge upset, journeyman heavyweight Mario Heredia (16-6-1, 13 KOs) derailed the comeback of former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter (37-7, 30…
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Dominic Bösel retains EBU title against late sub

European light heavyweight champion Dominic Bösel (29-1, 11 KOs)) scored an eighth round TKO against late sub Timy Shala (23-3-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Erdgas Arena in Halle/Saale, Germany. Bösel dropped Shala in round seven, then got a referee’s stoppage in round eight. Shala stepped in when original opponent Orial Kolaj pulled out citing a rib injury.

Heavyweight prospect Peter Kadiru (2-0, 1 KO) knocked out Vincenzo Febbo (3-1, 2 KOs) in the fourth round. Time was :53.

Light heavyweight Tom Dzemski (12-0, 7 KOs), son of trainer Dirk Dzemski, outscored Josef Jurko (5-1, 3 KOs) over six 59-55, 59-55, 58-56). Continue reading “Dominic Bösel retains EBU title against late sub”

European light heavyweight champion Dominic Bösel (29-1, 11 KOs)) scored an eighth round TKO against late sub Timy Shala (23-3-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Erdgas Arena in…
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Saturday Boxing Odds

Here are Saturday’s boxing odds courtesy of The Greek Sportsbook.

Jaime Munguia vs Dennis Hogan
Jaime Munguia -5000
Dennis Hogan +1800
Over 6½ rounds +130
Under 6½ rounds -155

Peter Quillin vs Caleb Truax
Peter Quillin -250
Caleb Truax +200
Over 7½ rounds -240
Under 7½ rounds +190

Sergiy Derevyanchenko vs Jack Culcay
Sergiy Derevyanchenko -1100
Jack Culcay +650
Over 9½ rounds -240
Under 9½ rounds +190

Claressa Shields vs Christina Hammer
Claressa Shields -290
Christina Hammer +240
Over 7½ round -850
Under 7½ round +525

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Here are Saturday’s boxing odds courtesy of The Greek Sportsbook. Jaime Munguia vs Dennis Hogan Jaime Munguia -5000 Dennis Hogan +1800 Over 6½ rounds +130 Under 6½ rounds -155 Peter…
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Derek Silveira regains New England welter belt

Popular Derek “The Surgeon” Silveira operated last night on previously undefeated Roberto “El Viejo, Jr.” Valenzuela, Jr., re-capturing the New England welterweight title, by way of an eight-round unanimous decision in the main event on the “Riot at the Rim” card, presented by Granite Chin Promotions (GCP), at The Rim in Hampton, New Hampshire.
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Silveira (16-2, 8 KOs), fighting out of Salem, MA, rocked his 19-year-old Mexican challenger, Valenzuela (14-1, 13 KOs), whose father and cousin also fought on the card, in the first round with a right that dropped his tall, lean opponent. In fact, Silveira stopped Valenzuela’s father two years ago via a second-round stoppage. Continue reading “Derek Silveira regains New England welter belt”

Popular Derek “The Surgeon” Silveira operated last night on previously undefeated Roberto “El Viejo, Jr.” Valenzuela, Jr., re-capturing the New England welterweight title, by way of an eight-round unanimous decision…
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Three-time champ Yaegashi sinks Sahaphap

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

How long will the old solider and three-division world titleholder Akira Yaegashi keep fighting to pursue another belt? The answer is blowing in the wind.
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Yaegashi, standing only 5’3” and aging at 36, looked sharp and found it easy to dispatch Thailand’s Sahaphap Bunop (4-3, 3 KOs), 113.75, at 2:25 of the second session in a scheduled ten on Monday (April 8) in Tokyo, Japan. Akira (28-6, 16 KOs), 114.25, displayed his agility, jumping up to the much taller opponent to drop him on three occasions prior to the third man’s well-received halt. Yaegashi maintains his motivation and physical fitness as well toward his dream of acquiring his fourth belt.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda How long will the old solider and three-division world titleholder Akira Yaegashi keep fighting to pursue another belt? The answer is blowing in…
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Inoue’s cousin Koki wins Japanese 140lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten tall southpaw Koki Inoue (13-0, 10 KOs), 140, captured the Japanese super-lightweight belt by outclassing veteran defending titlist Valentine Hosokawa (24-7-3, 11 KOs), 139.5, winning a unanimous decision (97-93, 98-92, 98-93) over ten hard-fought rounds last Saturday (April 6) in Tokyo, Japan.
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Encouraged by his cousins/world champs Naoya and Takuma, the talented lefty Koki, 26, seemed to pay too much respect to the 37-year-old champ in earlier rounds, but kept his initiative almost all the way. Valentine failed to cut off the ring to catch up with the taller challenger, and was disappointedly less aggressive against the well-reputed challenger.

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By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten tall southpaw Koki Inoue (13-0, 10 KOs), 140, captured the Japanese super-lightweight belt by outclassing veteran defending titlist Valentine Hosokawa (24-7-3, 11…
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Jaime Munguia vows to keep world title in Mexico

WBO jr middleweight champion Jaime Munguia and his mandatory challenger Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan had no problems making weight for tonight’s world title clash at the Arena Monterrey.

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Munguia (32-0, 26 KOs) will be making the fourth defense of the belt against WBO #1 rated Hogan (28-1-1, 7 KOs) in a bout that can be seen on Azteca TV in Mexico and DAZN in the United States. During yesterday’s weigh-in at the Cuauhtemoc-Moctezuma Brewery, Munguia stated “I’m ready to step into the ring. We will have a great fight and will retain the championship for Mexico!”

WBO jr middleweight champion Jaime Munguia and his mandatory challenger Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan had no problems making weight for tonight’s world title clash at the Arena Monterrey. Munguia (32-0, 26…
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