Inoue ready to ascend on global boxing scene

Jan 26, 2017

Inoue ready to ascend on global boxing scene

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Naoya Inoue, arguably Japan’s most promising boxing star, has his sights set on a lofty goal for 2017: to become a bigger global star. The unbeaten WBO super flyweight champion said that he wouldn’t hesitate to fight against the weight division’s best boxers in ...

Inoue, Yaegashi retain world titles

May 8, 2016

Inoue, Yaegashi retain world titles

WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue retained his title for the second time with a unanimous decision against top-ranked Mexican David Carmona on Sunday. Earlier on a victorious night for Japanese boxers, Akira Yaegashi successfully defended his IBF light flyweight belt for the first ...

Inoue, Yaegashi set for world title doubleheader in May

Mar 16, 2016

Inoue, Yaegashi set for world title doubleheader in May

WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue and IBF light flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi will defend their belts in a doubleheader on May 8, Ohashi Boxing Gym announced Wednesday. The 22-year-old Inoue will face top-ranked David Carmona of Mexico in his second title defense at ...

Yaegashi snatches IBF light flyweight title

Dec 29, 2015

Yaegashi snatches IBF light flyweight title

Akira Yaegashi captured his third world title on Tuesday, beating IBF light flyweight champion Javier Mendoza by unanimous decision in a world title doubleheader at Ariake Colosseum. The 32-year-old Yaegashi came out on top of a fiercely contested bout, following in the footsteps of ...

Mar 6, 2015

Yaegashi aims for another shot at title

Akira Yaegashi, who lost his bid for the WBC light flyweight crown at the end of last year, said Friday he wants another crack at a world title. “I have been vague about whether or not I would quit but I’m going to aim ...

Yaegashi to fight Guevara for vacant WBC light fly title

Nov 10, 2014

Yaegashi to fight Guevara for vacant WBC light fly title

Former WBC flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi will fight top-ranked Mexican Pedro Guevara for the vacant light flyweight title on Dec. 30, it was announced on Monday. The 31-year-old Yaegashi, who was dethroned as fly champion by Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua in September, is ranked ...