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Ioka's Handlers Officially Walk From Roman Gonzalez

By Pablo Fletes, notifight.com

The management team behind WBA "regular" junior flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka (11-0, 7 KOs) have walked away from the mandatory fight with WBA "super champion" Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez (34-0, 28KOs). A purse bid was scheduled for February 18th.

A meeting was held in Japan between businessman Akihiko Honda, director of Teiken Promotions, who internationally represents Gonzalez, and Ioka's handlers. Based on the meeting, it was confirmed by the Japanese boxer's team that they would not take part in next week's purse bid in Panama. Ioka's handlers feel their boxer has not yet gained the necessary experience to face a fighter on the level on Gonzalez.

According to Mr.Honda, Gonzalez could return to the ring in April in Mexico. However, it would not be a far-fetched possibility that Gonzalez defends his title on April 6 in Macao, China, as part of Top Rank's big event where Olympic gold medal winner Zou Shiming will make his pro debut.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Suavecito80 on 02-16-2013

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;13041809]If he wants to be called a world champion then he should act like one. Running away from Chocolatito is not a good look. Do you really expect people to applaud him for not fighting the best?[/QUOTE] This. And it…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 02-16-2013

[QUOTE=Japanese Boxing;13041443]You're giving a guy who's a niche fighter for us hardcore fans, and you hold him to the standard of a guy who claims he's the best ever and only fights the best.[/QUOTE] If he wants to be called…

Comment by Japanese Boxing on 02-16-2013

[QUOTE=puga;13041061]it's a clear duck , what do you want people to say.. ioka ducked cuello too imo.....[/QUOTE] who gives a **** really, it's not like the guy is Floyd Mayweather. You're giving a guy who's a niche fighter for us…

Comment by puga on 02-15-2013

[QUOTE=Japanese Boxing;13041043]The more I see you post the more I hope you duck this forum. I thought Ioka could win this fight, disappointing.[/QUOTE] it's a clear duck , what do you want people to say.. ioka ducked cuello too imo.....

Comment by Japanese Boxing on 02-15-2013

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;13039530]Ioka clearly ducking Chocolatito.[/QUOTE] The more I see you post the more I hope you duck this forum. I thought Ioka could win this fight, disappointing.

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