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Floyd Mayweather's Tokyo exhibition postponed over virus restrictions

Boxing Feb 5, 2021

Floyd Mayweather's Tokyo exhibition postponed over virus restrictions

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather's exhibition fight in Tokyo this month has been postponed because of coronavirus restrictions, organizers announced Friday. The retired former champion, now 43, was scheduled to fight against an unnamed opponent at Tokyo Dome on Feb. 28, but organizers pulled the plug ...

Ryota Murata promoted to WBA middleweight super champion

Boxing Jan 8, 2021

Ryota Murata promoted to WBA middleweight super champion

The World Boxing Association said Thursday it has promoted Japan's Ryota Murata to its middleweight super champion. The announcement comes a week after Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez vacated the title. Murata, the middleweight gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, became the WBA middleweight champion in ...

Hiroto Kyoguchi contracts coronavirus, WBA title bout canceled

Boxing Nov 3, 2020

Hiroto Kyoguchi contracts coronavirus, WBA title bout canceled

WBA light flyweight super champion Hiroto Kyoguchi has contracted the novel coronavirus, the Japan Boxing Commission said Monday, and his world title bout on Tuesday has been canceled. The 26-year-old was to make his third title defense against 10th-ranked challenger Thanongsak Simsri of Thailand, 20, ...

Unbeaten Naoya Inoue KOs Jason Moloney in bantamweight title fight

Boxing Nov 1, 2020

Unbeaten Naoya Inoue KOs Jason Moloney in bantamweight title fight

Naoya Inoue defended his IBF and WBA bantamweight world titles by knocking out Australian challenger Jason Moloney in the seventh round of their fight in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The three-weight world champion remains undefeated after dropping Moloney once with a left hook in ...

Unbeaten Naoya 'Monster' Inoue to defend title in Vegas debut

Boxing Oct 30, 2020

Unbeaten Naoya 'Monster' Inoue to defend title in Vegas debut

Japan's unbeaten Naoya Inoue, known as "Monster" for his devastating punching power, will risk two world welterweight titles Saturday in his Las Vegas debut against Australia's Jason Moloney. The 12-round showdown inside a quarantine bubble at the MGM Grand ends a 51-week layoff for Inoue ...