Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Christian Esquivel Regroups After Title Loss To Yamanaka

By Miguel Rivera

Mexican bantamweight Christian "Italiano" Esquivel, 25-years-old, has regrouped after suffering a loss to Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (15-0, 11KOs) on the 6th of November in Tokyo. The fight was a war, with Esquivel going down in the sixth, and Yamanaka going down in the seventh, and then Esquivel going down again in the eleventh as the fight was stopped. They fought for the vacant WBC title and Esquivel (24-3, 18KOs) wants to fight his way back to a rematch.

Esquivel will return to the ring on February 4th in Mexico.

"No excuses [with Yamanaka]. I missed [my chance], but the preparation [for the fight] was not optimal and the long and delayed trip affected me. First, the plane could not land due to bad weather in Tijuana and had to descend in Mazatlan, where we spent seven hours. After arriving in Tijuana, we came over to Tokyo, which was another 13 hours. We arrived on November 3 at night and the fight was at three in the afternoon on the sixth [time difference]. The most important thing is to start the year well and then look for a rematch. The fight in Japan left me with a good experience that I plan to use when I get another shot at the WBC bantamweight championship," Esquivel said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Daniel Franco Wants World Title Shot By The End of The Year Dusty Harrison To Face Matthew Strode in Washington, D.C. Video: Nicola Adams on Virgil Hunter as Coach, Pro Run, More Malignaggi: What Happens When Brook Lands Big Shot on Spence? Golovkin Still Pound-For-Pound Number One, Says Lomachenko Skender Halili Returns, Faces Eduardo Flores in New Jersey Khan Claims There Was Proof of Funds For Pacquiao Fight Linares-Crolla II: A Most Intriguing Rematch Amir Khan Explains The Big Fallout With Team Members Lomachenko Open To Show McGregor The Basics for Mayweather Arum Very Willing To Do Mikey Garcia vs. Vasyl Lomachenko Arum: Jacobs Did Good, But Golovkin Won - 7 Rounds To 5 Rigondeaux vs. Flores Purse Bid Ordered For April 3 Photos: Vasyl Lomachenko, Usyk, Gvozdyk Open Workout Photos: Quigley-Tapia, Caballero, Herrera, Esparza - Weigh-In Video: Lomachenko on Calling Out McGregor, Sosa Bout, More Video: Amir Khan Putting in Work For Planned Ring Return Brook's Trainer: GGG Wasn't Same vs. Jacobs After Battling Brook Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury - Ticket Information Video: Amir Khan on Pacquiao, Brook, Mayweather-McGregor Oleg Maskaev: No Retirement, I Plan To Return To The Ring Video: Errol Spence's Trainer Breaks Down Kell Brook Fight Brook: Spence Made Big Mistake, Bit Off More Than He Can Chew Crawford vs. Diaz - Agreement in Place, on HBO, May 20 in Newark Video: Kell Brook Vows To Land 'Chocolate Brownie' on Spence Video: Errol Spence Talks Brook Fight, Explains 'Man Down' Ringstar Sports Prospects To Make Pro Debuts on April 9 Video: Brook vs. Spence - Face To Face, Presser Fireworks Spence To Brook: You Clown, Living Off Two Good Rounds With GGG! Marco Huck Wants To Bring The Pain To Mairis Briedis Photos: Kell Brook, Errol Spence - Face To Face at Heated Presser! Brook: Spence Has Hype Like Lacy - I'll Bully Him, I'll Be a Beast! Edner Cherry vs. Omar Douglas - PBC on FS1, April 4 Romero Duno Inks Promotional With Golden Boy Promotions Antonio Orozco Feels Stronger at 147, Plans For a Big Year Brook: If You Thought I’d Avoid Spence, Don’t Know What I’m About Jorge Linares Aims To Land Mikey Garcia or Vasyl Lomachenko Matthysse Returning Hungrier Than Ever, Says Golden Boy's Diaz David Lemieux is Ready To Fight Canelo, Billy Joe Saunders Daily Bread Mailbag: Golovkin-Jacobs, Gonzalez-Rungvisai, More
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement