More Sports / Boxing Sep 1, 2016

Taguchi retains light flyweight crown

Ryoichi Taguchi outlasted compatriot Ryo Miyazaki to defend his WBA light flyweight title for the fourth time in Tokyo on Wednesday, while Kohei Kono lost his WBA super flyweight crown in a 12-round bout against Panama's Luis Concepcion. Taguchi improved his career slate to 25-2-1 ...

More Sports / Boxing Aug 29, 2016

Taguchi, Kono banking on reach in title defenses

WBA light flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi and WBA super flyweight champ Kohei Kono each enters his title defense on Wednesday hoping his edge in reach can make a difference. The world title doubleheader at Tokyo's Ota Gymnasium will mark the fourth title defense for both ...

More Sports / Boxing May 20, 2016

WBA orders Kono to have title bout against Concepcion

The WBA on Thursday ordered super flyweight champion Kohei Kono to defend his title against interim champ Luis Concepcion. The sanctioning body has given the two sides 30 days to agree to a fight. Kono won the belt in March 2014, and has successfully defended ...

Kameda unwavering in decision to retire from boxing

More Sports / Boxing Oct 19, 2015

Kameda unwavering in decision to retire from boxing

Boxer Koki Kameda returned to Japan on Monday and reiterated his intention to retire following his defeat to Kohei Kono on Friday in a WBA superflyweight title match in Chicago. "Frankly, I'm confident I can still compete," the 28-year-old said at Narita airport. "However, this ...

More Sports / Boxing Aug 31, 2015

Kono, Kameda to square off in title bout

WBA super flyweight champion Kohei Kono will take on second-ranked Koki Kameda on Oct. 16 in Chicago, the Watanabe Boxing Gym announced Monday. The WBA ordered both camps to hold a mandatory world title match in March, but Kameda, along with his two younger brothers, ...