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/ Jul 20, 2017

Japan Boxing Commission, Kameda Gym complete settlement

Fighters with the controversial Kameda Gym could soon be back on Japan's pro boxing scene following an announcement by the Japan Boxing Commission. The JBC said Wednesday it had reached a settlement after it was sued by the gym's chairman, Shinji Yoshii, and its manager, ...

/ Jul 16, 2017

Miura loses title bid by decision

Takashi Miura failed to reclaim his WBC super featherweight championship Saturday, losing a unanimous decision to Mexico's Miguel Berchelt. Berchelt knocked the 33-year-old Miura down in the first round, and the former champ found himself playing catch-up. Miura, the top-ranked challenger, found his rhythm as ...

Yamanaka not focused on matching Gushiken's record

/ Jul 5, 2017

Yamanaka not focused on matching Gushiken's record

WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka insists attempting to match a 37-year-old Japanese record will not affect his performance when he fights Mexican challenger Luis Nery next month. Yamanaka, 34, will be aiming to tie former WBA light flyweight champion Yoko Gushiken's record of 13 consecutive ...

/ Jun 28, 2017

Purse bid scheduled for Murata-N'Dam rematch

The purse bid for the WBA middleweight title rematch between Ryota Murata and Hassan N'Dam of France has been scheduled for July 7, the World Boxing Association said on its official website on Tuesday. The purse bid will be carried out because the two parties ...

/ Jun 27, 2017

Kimura gets first WBO flyweight title shot against Zou

Seventh-ranked Sho Kimura will meet WBO flyweight champ and two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming of China in a world title bout on July 28, his gym announced Tuesday. Kimura, 28, has a 14-1-2 record (seven knockouts). His first crack at a world title will ...

/ Jun 18, 2017

Ward stops Kovalev to retain three titles

American champion boxer Andre Ward kept his IBF, WBA and WBO titles by stopping Russian brawler Sergey Kovalev in the eighth round of their light heavyweight rematch on Saturday. The unbeaten Ward hurt Kovalev with a right hand that buckled his knees and then finished ...

/ Jun 14, 2017

Taguchi set to defend WBA title in July

Ryoichi Taguchi will put his WBA light flyweight title on the line next month, his Watanabe Gym announced Wednesday. Taguchi will make his sixth title defense at Ota Gymnasium on July 23 against Colombia's Robert Barrera as part of a world title fight doubleheader. Also ...