• Kyodo


Both WBC super bantamweight champion Oscar “Chololo” Larios of Mexico and sixth-ranked Japanese Kozo Ishii were declared fit on Wednesday for Sunday’s title match in Nagoya following pre-fight checkups.

Larios is 169.4 cm tall and has a 5.9-cm height and 3.5-cm reach advantage over Ishii. Larios, 26, who is making his fourth defense of the title he won in 2002, has a record of 48 wins, including 33 knockouts, against three losses and a draw, while Ishii, also 26, is 31-3 with 22 KOs.

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