More Sports / Boxing 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, ...

More Sports / Boxing 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, ...

More Sports / Boxing Aug 13, 2016

Shibata retains IBF light flyweight title

Naoko Shibata defended her IBF light flyweight title on Saturday for the fifth time, defeating second-ranked Maria Salinas by a 2-0 decision. The fight was a rematch with the Mexican, whom Shibata drew with last November. The victory sees Shibata's record improve to 16-3 with ...

Ioka knocks out Lara to defend title

More Sports / Boxing Jul 20, 2016

Ioka knocks out Lara to defend title

Kazuto Ioka, the WBA flyweight champion, knocked out sixth-ranked Keyvin Lara in the 11th round to successfully defend his belt for the third time in a world title doubleheader on Wednesday. Ioka, who last year in April became the fastest boxer in the world to ...

More Sports Dec 17, 2013

Kameda camp interrogated over title fight outcome

The Japan Boxing Commission on Tuesday questioned representatives of boxer Daiki Kameda about how the fighter retained his IBF super flyweight title despite losing his fight on Dec. 3. "We only listened to explanations," said JBC secretary general Ken Morita. "Now we will check to ...

More Sports / Boxing Oct 30, 2013

Takayama to defend IBF minimumweight title on Dec. 3

Katsunari Takayama, who won a unanimous decision over Mexico's Mario Rodriguez for the IBF minimumweight crown in March, will make his first title defense on Dec. 3, Nakazato Boxing Gym announced Wednesday. The bout against sixth-ranked Virgilio Silvano of the Philippines will take place as ...