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More Sports / Boxing Jan 25, 2020

Olympic boxing qualifiers moved to Jordan

The IOC has announced that Jordan will host 2020 Olympic boxing qualifiers for Asia and Oceania after an event in Wuhan, China, was canceled due to fears over the new flu-like coronavirus. The death toll from the virus rose to 41 on Saturday, with more ...

Kazuto Ioka defends super flyweight title in style

More Sports / Boxing Dec 31, 2019

Kazuto Ioka defends super flyweight title in style

Kazuto Ioka delivered a master class in his successful WBO super flyweight title defense on Tuesday, while compatriot Kosei Tanaka retained his WBO flyweight title by knockout. Ioka made light of Jeyvier Cintron's 12-cm reach advantage to move in and batter his opponent's body from ...

Ryosuke Iwasa wins IBF super bantamweight interim title bout

More Sports / Boxing Dec 8, 2019

Ryosuke Iwasa wins IBF super bantamweight interim title bout

Ryosuke Iwasa claimed the IBF super bantamweight interim title on Saturday after beating Filipino Marlon Tapales by technical knockout. The 29-year-old southpaw downed Tapales in the 11th round before the referee stopped the match at Barclays Center in New York. "I'm full of emotion. I had ...

Kyoei Gym to close due to infighting

More Sports / Boxing Dec 7, 2019

Kyoei Gym to close due to infighting

The Kyoei Gym, which has been the Tokyo training base for 13 world champions including boxing legend Yoko Gushiken, will shut its doors, gym president Keiichiro Kanehira said Saturday. According to Kanehira, after filing documents to halt business operations with the East Japan Boxing Association ...