Yamanaka receives JBC's Boxer of the Year award

Feb 10, 2017

Yamanaka receives JBC's Boxer of the Year award

Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka was named the 2016 Boxer of the Year on Friday by the Japan Boxing Commission. Yamanaka, who also won the annual award three years ago, is second only to former WBA light flyweight champ Yoko Gushiken (13) in ...

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, Kono to meet for super flyweight title

Nov 9, 2016

Inoue, Kono to meet for super flyweight title

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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 ...

Inoue defends WBO superfly title with TKO

Sep 4, 2016

Inoue defends WBO superfly title with TKO

Naoya Inoue successfully defended his WBO super flyweight championship for the third time on Sunday when he defeated Thailand’s Petchbarngborn Kokietgym by technical knockout in the 10th round. Inoue offered a sober assessment of a fight in which he did little for several rounds ...

Sep 2, 2016

Inoue seeks knockout in third title defense

WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue is confident of an emphatic third title defense when he faces top-ranked challenger Petchbarngborn Kokietgym on Sunday. Inoue, 23, is 10-0 with eight knockouts so far in his career and is keen to add to that number when ...

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 ...