More Sports / Boxing Jun 14, 2016

Fujioka, Ikeyama retain WBO titles

Bantamweight Naoko Fujioka and minimumweight Nao Ikeyama each defended her WBO title on Monday. The 40-year-old Fujioka, who captured her third different weight class when she won the bantamweight crown last year, defeated countrywoman Shindo Go in a unanimous decision in their 10-round title fight. ...

More Sports / Boxing Feb 28, 2015

Ikeyama defends WBO atomweight title

WBO atomweight champion Nao Ikeyama rewrote her own record as the oldest fighter in Japan to successfully defend a title with a unanimous decision over challenger Norj Guro of the Philippines on Saturday. Ikeyama, who is 45 years, 5 months, won her second title defense ...

More Sports / Boxing Sep 20, 2014

Ikeyama, 45, retains WBO atomweight title

Nao Ikeyama extended her mark as the oldest Japanese world champion on Saturday, when she successfully defended her WBO atomweight crown for the first time. Ikeyama, 45, defeated Masae Akitaya by unanimous decision in their 10-round bout at Azalea Taisho Hall in Osaka. In the other ...