Takayama claims vacant WBO minimumweight crown

More Sports / Boxing Aug 20, 2016

Takayama claims vacant WBO minimumweight crown

Katsunari Takayama captured the vacant WBO minimumweight title on Saturday by defeating fellow Japanese Riku Kano by unanimous decision. The title was the sixth of the 33-year-old Takayama's career. Kano, the top-ranked contender was, at the age of 20, attempting to become the youngest world ...

More Sports / Boxing Nov 24, 2015

Takayama to make title defense on New Year's Eve

IBF minimumweight champion Katsunari Takayama said Tuesday that he will make his third title defense on New Year's Eve against Mexican Jose Argumedo. The fight between Takayama and eighth-ranked Argumedo at Edion Arena Osaka will be paired with WBA flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka's bout against ...

Ioka wins first defense of WBA flyweight crown

More Sports / Boxing Sep 27, 2015

Ioka wins first defense of WBA flyweight crown

Kazuto Ioka defeated Argentina's Roberto Domingo Sosa to successfully defend his WBA flyweight title for the first time with a unanimous decision on Sunday. At Osaka's Edion Arena, the 26-year-old Ioka outpointed his 10th-ranked, 30-year-old opponent in a 12-round tactical skirmish in which both men ...

More Sports / Boxing Aug 28, 2015

Takayama to defend IBF title against Thai challenger

Katsunari Takayama on Friday announced he will make the second defense of his IBF minimumweight world title in Osaka next month. Takayama, who defeated Thailand's Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. in his first title defense in April, will take on 12th-ranked compatriot Ryuji Hara at Osaka Prefectural ...

More Sports / Boxing May 7, 2014

Takayama defends IBF minimumweight title

IBF minimumweight champion Katsunari Takayama successfully defended his title for the second time with a unanimous decision against 10th-ranked Shin Ono on Wednesday. Takayama sent Ono to the canvas in the 10th and 12th rounds at Osaka's Bodymaker Colosseum and victory saw him improve his ...

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 ...