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Kondo loses to Lipinets in bid for vacant IBF title

/ Nov 5, 2017

Kondo loses to Lipinets in bid for vacant IBF title

Akihiro Kondo failed in his bid to claim the vacant IBF super lightweight title on Saturday, losing to Russia's Sergey Lipinets on a unanimous decision. Kondo, the third-ranked challenger making his first attempt at a world title, struggled against Lipinets who used an array of ...

WBC orders Yamanaka-Nery rematch after doping investigation

/ Nov 1, 2017

WBC orders Yamanaka-Nery rematch after doping investigation

The World Boxing Council ordered an immediate rematch between Shinsuke Yamanaka and Luis Nery for its bantamweight title on Tuesday, three months after the latter failed a drug test. The sanctioning body issued a ruling saying "the WBC cannot make a determination with sufficient certainty ...

Sho Ishida comes up short in first world title bid

/ Oct 29, 2017

Sho Ishida comes up short in first world title bid

Sho Ishida failed in his first attempt to claim a world title on Saturday when he lost on a unanimous decision to reigning champion Khalid Yafai in their World Boxing Association super flyweight match. Although Ishida had his moments, Yafai won his mandatory title defense ...

World champion Murata satisfied after realizing dream

/ Oct 23, 2017

World champion Murata satisfied after realizing dream

After getting a full night's sleep, newly crowned WBA middleweight champion Ryota Murata is finally letting the seventh-round technical knockout victory sink in and speaking like a winner. "Yesterday I was hoping it wasn't a dream," the 31-year-old Murata told a news conference on Monday. ...

/ Sep 20, 2017

WBO champ Tanaka sidelined with broken eye sockets

World Boxing Organization light flyweight champion Kosei Tanaka has been diagnosed with fractures in both his eye sockets and will need two months to make a full recovery. The head of Tanaka's gym, Kiyoshi Hatanaka, said Wednesday the 22-year-old, who sustained the injuries defending his ...

Murata ready for 2nd title shot

/ Sep 16, 2017

Murata ready for 2nd title shot

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Sports competitions are often considered like chess matches, and when you face the same opponent twice, the second time is different because you and your opponent are going to come at each other with different preparation, tactics and strategy. With a little over a month ...

/ Sep 15, 2017

Super lightweight Kondo gets first shot at world title

Akihiro Kondo will fight for his first world title when he takes on Russia's Sergey Lipinets for the vacant International Boxing Federation super lightweight title in November, Kondo's Ichiriki gym said Friday. Kondo, the third-ranked challenger, will take his shot against Lipinets, the top-ranked challenger, ...