WBA flyweight champ Kazuto Ioka relinquishes title

More Sports / Boxing Nov 9, 2017

WBA flyweight champ Kazuto Ioka relinquishes title

WBA flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka relinquished his belt Thursday, his father and gym president Kazunori Ioka announced. The elder Ioka told a news conference his son had been scheduled to defend his title for the sixth time on Dec. 31, but he will not be ...

Fury opens up about cocaine use

More Sports / Boxing Oct 5, 2016

Fury opens up about cocaine use

Britain's world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has been drinking and using cocaine to help him deal with depression, he told Rolling Stone magazine in an interview released on Tuesday. "I've been out drinking, Monday to Friday to Sunday, and taking cocaine. I can't deal ...

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 / 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 ...

More Sports / Boxing Nov 20, 2013

WBA light flyweight champ Ioka to fight on New Year's Eve

Kazuto Ioka will defend his WBA light flyweight title for a third time against fourth-ranked Nicaraguan Felix Alvarado, his gym said Wednesday. The fight will take place at Osaka's Bodymaker Colosseum on Dec. 31. WBA minimumweight champion Ryo Miyazaki, who is looking to move up ...