Ioka knocks out Lara to defend title

/ Jul 20, 2016

Ioka knocks out Lara to defend title

Kazuto Ioka, the WBA flyweight champion, knocked out sixth-ranked Keyvin Lara in the 11th round to successfully defend his belt for the third time in a world title doubleheader on Wednesday. Ioka, who last year in April became the fastest boxer in the world ...

/ Feb 18, 2016

Ioka aims for title-unification fight

WBA flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka said Thursday he’s been thinking of fighting a title-unification bout. Ioka, who won his second title defense on New Year’s Eve, resumed his gym work on Feb. 1 and is planning to make his next defense as early as ...

Unbeaten Uchiyama aims to break Gushiken's record

/ Feb 12, 2016

Unbeaten Uchiyama aims to break Gushiken's record

Eleven-time WBA flyweight titleholder Takashi Uchiyama vowed Friday to surpass Yoko Gushiken’s record of 13 title defenses. Uchiyama, who twice defended his championship last year by technical knockout, announced his goal when he received his 2015 Japan’s Boxer of the Year award. Gushiken’s mark ...

/ Nov 6, 2015

Ioka to defend WBA flyweight title on New Year's Eve

WBA flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka of Japan will make his second title defense on New Year’s Eve, his Ioka Gym announced Friday. The fight at Edion Arena Osaka will be a rematch against Argentina’s Juan Carlos Reveco, whom Ioka defeated on April 22 to ...

Ioka wins first defense of WBA flyweight crown

/ Sep 27, 2015

Ioka wins first defense of WBA flyweight crown

Kazuto Ioka defeated Argentina’s Roberto Domingo Sosa to successfully defend his WBA flyweight title for the first time with a unanimous decision on Sunday. At Osaka’s Edion Arena, the 26-year-old Ioka outpointed his 10th-ranked, 30-year-old opponent in a 12-round tactical skirmish in which both ...

/ Aug 6, 2015

WBA flyweight champ Ioka to face Sosa in title defense

Kazuto Ioka will defend his WBA flyweight crown on Sept. 27, his gym said Thursday. Ioka, who has won world titles in three weight classes, will take on Argentina’s Roberto Domingo Sosa at Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium. “I want to prove myself as the strongest ...

Ioka to make title bid at third weight class

/ Mar 2, 2015

Ioka to make title bid at third weight class

Kazuto Ioka will take on WBA flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco in a bid to claim a title at his third weight category on April 22 at Osaka’s Bodymaker Colosseum, the Ioka Boxing Gym announced Monday. “I am going at this like it is ...

/ Nov 20, 2013

WBA light flyweight champ Ioka to fight on New Year's Eve

Kazuto Ioka will defend his WBA light flyweight title for a third time against fourth-ranked Nicaraguan Felix Alvarado, his gym said Wednesday. The fight will take place at Osaka’s Bodymaker Colosseum on Dec. 31. WBA minimumweight champion Ryo Miyazaki, who is looking to move ...