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Naoya Inoue Blasts Rodriguez, Melindo Drills Yaegashi in One

Naoya Inoue of Japan retained his WBO super flyweight title for a fifth time on Sunday with a third-round knockout of Ricardo Rodriguez of the United States. Inoue dominated from the outset and sent R...Read More

Naoya Inoue vs. Ricardo Rodriguez is Set For May 21 in Tokyo

A press conference was hosted by Hideyuki Ohashi, the president of Ohashi Boxing Gym in Yokohama City,at the Grand Palace Hotel in Tokyo, and it was officially announced that there will be a boxing ev...Read More

Akira Yaegashi Shines In 12th Round Stoppage Of Kokietgym

For the first time since 2013, Akira Yaegashi began and ended a calendar year as a champion. The all-action hero successfully defended his junior flyweight title for the second time, the latest com...Read More

Photos: Naoya Inoue, Akira Yaegashi Ready For Title Defenses

Japan's Naoya Inoue will defend his super flyweight title of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) for the fourth time when he takes on compatriot Kohei Kono in a stellar fight on Friday night at the Ar...Read More

"Fighting Words" - Seven More Before We Hit The Road

by David P. Greisman - It’s fitting that the final notable bouts of the year take place in Japan. As has become tradition, it is in the Land of the Rising Sun that the sun sets on boxing in 2016. This...Read More

Samartlek Aims To Stun Akira Yaegashi By Targeting The Body

Samartlek Kokietgym will challenge Akira Yaegashi for the IBF junior-flyweight title in Japan on Dec 30. The 32-year-old Thai, whose real name is Wittawas Basapean, gets another chance to vie for a...Read More

Akira Yaegashi vs. Milan Melindo Title Clash in Play For The Fall

Milan Melindo gets a third crack at a world title when he faces IBF junior flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi of Japan. ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer had asked the IBF to place Melindo as t...Read More

Yaegashi Claims Split Nod Over Tecuapetla In A 12-Round War

Akira Yaegashi continues to be a boxing fan's dream and a bettor's nightmare. The latest example of both worlds came into play in barely outlasting Mexico's Martin Tecuapetla over 12 savage rounds Sun...Read More

Naoya Inoue-David Carmona, Yaegashi-Tecuapetra Set, May 8

On Wednesday at the Grand Palace Hotel in Tokyo, a press conference was organized by Japanese former world champion Hideyuki Ohashi, who is the president of Ohashi Boxing Gym Yokohama City. In the pre...Read More

Erik Morales: Yaegashi vs. Mendoza Rematch in Play

Mexico's Javier "Cobra" Mendoza (24-3-1, 19KOs) was unable to solve the puzzle of Japanese contender Akira Yaegashi (23-5, 12KOs), who picked up a unanimous decision victory on Wednesday in Tokyo, and...Read More

Yaegashi Dominates Mendoza To Claim Junior Flyweight Crown

It took two tries and a full 52-week wait between opportunities, but Akira Yaegashi is now a three-division champ....Read More

Inoue, Parrenas Make Weight For Super Flyweight Title Tilt

It will have been exactly 52 weeks since the last time Naoya Inoue and Akira Yaegashi appeared on the same card. The night ended with Inoue knocking out long-reigning super flyweight champ Omar Narvae...Read More

Mendoza Continues Grind For IBF Defense With Yaegashi

Mexico's Javier Mendoza is already in Tokyo, where he is finalizing his training camp ahead of the scheduled defense of flyweight title of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) against former WBC ...Read More

Inoue-Parrenas Tops 12/29 Tripleheader In Tokyo

Unbeaten super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue is officially set to return to the ring. The 22-year old wunderkind is healed up and prepared to defend his title versus Philippines' Warlito Parrenas on ...Read More

Yaegashi Stops Said In Three, Eyes Another Title Shot

Former two-division champ Akira Yaegashi picked up his second straight win on his rebuilding stopping Said M Said in three rounds Thursday evening in Tokyo, Japan. ...Read More

Akira Yaegashi Routs Phosuwangym In Ring Return

Former World flyweight king Akira Yaegashi picked up his first win in more than a year after stopping Thailand's Songsaenglek Phosuwangym in two rounds Friday evening in Tokyo, Japan. The bout ser...Read More

Miura, Dib, Yaegashi Make Weight For 5/1 Bill In Tokyo

Takashi Miura is set to make the fourth defense of his junior lightweighe belt, while Billy Dib guns for the upset on the road and his second title reign in as many weight classes. In chief support, f...Read More

Miura-Dib: Akira Yaegashi Added To Show In Ring Return

Shortly following his knockout loss to Róman Gonzalez last September, former two-division champ Akira Yaegashi had designs of one day becoming a three-division champ. That dream remains alive, althoug...Read More

Yaegashi-Guevara: BoxingScene.com Staff Predictions

With Naoya Inoue moving up two weight classes to challenge for Omar Narvaez’ super flyweight title, comes a vacancy in the junior flyweight division. The mere announcement of a belt up for grabs was e...Read More

Pedro Guevara: This Win Is For All of Mazatlan!

Pedro Guevara sacrificed through the holiday season to achieve his dream of winning a major title. The pain of being separated from loved ones through Christmas and New Year’s were compensated in the ...Read More