• Kyodo


Shinsuke Yamanaka will attempt the 10th defense of his WBC bantamweight title on March 4 as part of a doubleheader with WBC light flyweight champ Yu Kimura, their gym announced Tuesday.

The event at Shimazu Arena Kyoto will see the 33-year-old Yamanaka, who has 24 wins, 17 by knockout, and two draws in his career, square off against 33-year-old former WBA super flyweight champion Liborio Solis of Venezuela. Solis is 23-3-1 with 10 knockouts.

The 32-year-old Kimura, who is 18-2 with one draw, will fight 34-year-old Mexican Ganigan Lopez, who is 26-6 in his career.

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