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Uchiyama seeks revenge, title in bout with Corrales

Nov 23, 2016

Uchiyama seeks revenge, title in bout with Corrales


Top Japanese boxer Takashi Uchiyama is preparing to take the ring on New Year’s Eve for the sixth consecutive year next month. But this time, unlike the previous occasions, he’s stepping onto the canvas without anything shiny draped over his shoulder. The former WBA ...

Nov 16, 2016

Omori set for first world title fight

Shohei Omori will get his first shot at a world boxing title on New Year’s Eve, his WOZ gym announced Wednesday. The 23-year-old Omori, who suffered his only defeat last December, will take on 32-year-old IBF world bantamweight champ Lee Haskins of Britain in ...

Nov 12, 2016

Bantamweight Inoue sidelined with hand injury

Takuma Inoue will miss his first world title bout against WBO bantamweight champion Marlon Tapales of the Philippines with a right fist injury, Ohashi gym announced Saturday. Inoue, 20, was hurt during a sparring session and will need surgery, according to the gym. Inoue, ...

Nov 10, 2016

Cruiserweight champ Usyk to defend title against Mchunu

WBO cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk will defend his belt on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins’ farewell fight Dec. 17. Usyk’s promoters announced his bout against South Africa’s Thabiso Mchunu on Wednesday. Usyk (10-0, 9 KOs) will make his U.S. debut at the Forum before ...

Inoue, Kono to meet for super flyweight title

Nov 9, 2016

Inoue, Kono to meet for super flyweight title


WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue will try to defend his belt for a fourth time when he faces compatriot and former world champion Kohei Kono, on Dec. 30 at Ariake Colosseum, the Ohashi gym announced on Wednesday. The gym also revealed IBF light ...

Osawa loses first title bid by TKO

Nov 6, 2016

Osawa loses first title bid by TKO

Hiroshige Osawa suffered a seventh-round technical knockout on Saturday in his WBO featherweight title fight against undefeated Mexican champion Oscar Valdez. The 31-year-old Osawa, in his first world championship bout, looked stiff at the start of the fight and was knocked down in the ...

Nov 1, 2016

Minimumweight champ Kuroki to face Ando in title defense

Women’s WBC minimumweight champion Yuko Kuroki will make her fifth title defense in Fukuoka next month, her gym said Tuesday. Kuroki, 25, will take on compatriot Mari Ando at Fukuoka Kyuden Kinen Gymnasium on Dec. 18 and says she is targeting a knockout. “I ...

Oct 27, 2016

Tomoki Kameda wants to fight in Japan as soon as possible

Former WBO bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda said Thursday he is hopeful he can make a swift return before home fans after he was issued a license by the Japan Boxing Commission. The youngest of the three Kameda brothers, Tomoki, 25, and his now-retired older ...

Oct 9, 2016

Yoshikawa captures WBO women's flyweight title

Nana Yoshikawa claimed victory in her second attempt at a world title, defeating South Korea’s former WBO women’s flyweight champion Lee Eun-hye with a 2-0 decision Sunday. Yoshikawa, 38, started out struggling against her aggressive 33-year-old opponent but dominated the 10-round bout from midway ...