Yamanaka retains WBC bantamweight crown with 11th title defense

Sep 16, 2016

Yamanaka retains WBC bantamweight crown with 11th title defense

Shinsuke Yamanaka and Hozumi Hasegawa each won his WBC world title fight by technical knockout on Friday. Yamanaka defended his bantamweight crown for the 11th time when he floored top-ranked challenger Anselmo Moreno of Panama in the seventh round of an entertaining battle of ...

Dec 11, 2015

Tada claims IBF world title

Etsuko Tada defeated Mexican Kareli Lopez by unanimous decision on Friday in a IBF women’s world mini flyweight title bout, taking her first world title in more than two and a half years. The 34-year-old Tada, who became the WBA minimumweight champion in April ...

Hasegawa falls to Martinez in IBF super bantamweight title bout

Apr 23, 2014

Hasegawa falls to Martinez in IBF super bantamweight title bout

Challenger Hozumi Hasegawa missed out on becoming only the second Japanese boxer after Koki Kameda to win world titles in three different divisions on Wednesday, when he was beaten by IBF super bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez of Spain. The 33-year-old Hasegawa lost by technical ...

Feb 11, 2014

Yamanaka, Hasegawa to box in April world title doubleheader

Shinsuke Yamanaka, the WBC bantamweight champ, and Hozumi Hasegawa, a former world champion in two different weight classes, will each fight in a world title doubleheader on April 23, it was announced Tuesday. Yamanaka will be making his sixth title defense, while Hasegawa is ...