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 ...

May 20, 2016

WBA orders Kono to have title bout against Concepcion

The WBA on Thursday ordered super flyweight champion Kohei Kono to defend his title against interim champ Luis Concepcion. The sanctioning body has given the two sides 30 days to agree to a fight. Kono won the belt in March 2014, and has successfully ...

Uchiyama in prime condition ahead of title defense

Dec 30, 2015

Uchiyama in prime condition ahead of title defense


Japanese boxing great Takashi Uchiyama looked motivated on Wednesday as he made his final preparations to defend his WBA super featherweight belt for the 11th time against Nicaragua’s Oliver Flores at Ota General City Gymnasium on Thursday. One of the major reasons for this ...

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 ...