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Naoya Inoue, Ken Shiro defend world titles with ease

/ Dec 30, 2017

Naoya Inoue, Ken Shiro defend world titles with ease

WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue and WBC light flyweight champion Ken Shiro both easily retained their titles on Saturday. Inoue demolished France's Yoan Boyeaux in a third-round technical knockout to improve to 15-0 in his career with 13 knockouts. Ken Shiro, whose real name ...

WBC flyweight champion Daigo Higa to defend title in Naha

/ Dec 26, 2017

WBC flyweight champion Daigo Higa to defend title in Naha

WBC flyweight champion Daigo Higa will face Mexican challenger Moises Fuentes in his hometown of Naha, Okinawa, in February, officials of his Shirai Gushiken Sports gym said Tuesday. Higa will be looking to equal a Japanese record of 15 consecutive knockouts held by Tsuyoshi Hamada ...

/ Dec 10, 2017

Ogawa captures vacant IBF super featherweight title

Kenichi Ogawa won a split decision over American Tevin Farmer to capture the vacant IBF super featherweight title in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Fourth-ranked Ogawa came out aggressive from the opening round and although there were occasions when he allowed fifth-ranked Farmer to counter, ...

/ Dec 6, 2017

Kosei Tanaka gives up light flyweight belt

Kosei Tanaka has returned his World Boxing Organization light flyweight championship belt and will move up to the flyweight division he announced Wednesday. "I want to do my best on a new note in the flyweight class," Tanaka told a press conference in Nagoya. "There ...