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Katsunari Takayama Reclaims WBO World Title in Hyogo

In the US boxing on TV can often be behind a paywall with subscription services and pay-per-view all limiting viewership of a big bout. In Japan however the limiter can be something very different wit...Read More

Takayama vs. Kano - Another Frustration For Boxing Fans

This weekend sees boxing fans being let down once again by our great, addictive and regularly frustrating sport. This time however it's not an injury or fighters refusing to sign contracts that will f...Read More

Argumedo Shocks Takayama In Technical Split Decision Win

In a very late entry for Upset of the Year, Mexico's Jose Argumedo pulled off a stunning - albeit debatable - split decision win over Katsunari Takayama on the road Thursday evening in Osaka, Japan. ...Read More

Postol Shoots To The Top: BoxingScene Ratings Update

Cruiserweight: Reports are mixed as to whether or not World Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez has retired. If his retirement is made official, he will be removed from the top ten. Victor Ramirez holds his...Read More

Takayama Overcomes Cut, Stops Hara In Eight

Katsunari Takayama retained his version of the strawweight crown, stopping countryman Ryuji Hara in eight rounds Sunday evening in Osaka, Japan....Read More

Weights From Osaka: Ioka 112 Lbs, Sosa 110.9 Lbs

Kazuto Ioka is set for the first defense of his flyweight title as he faces Argentina’s Roberto Domingo Sosa in a scheduled 12-round bout Sunday in Osaka, Japan. As has been the case ever since mo...Read More

Takayama Decisions Sakkreerin Jr. In Cut-Shortened Bout

Katsunari Takayama made the first successful defense of his junior flyweight belt, fending off a determined Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. long enough to earn a technical decision Wednesday evening at home in ...Read More

Budler-Takayama Unification Eyed For 11/6, Monte Carlo

Assuming all goes well in their upcoming bouts, Hekkie Budler and Katsunari Takayama appear on course for a strawweight unification bout later this year. Outspoken promoter Rodney Berman—who guide...Read More

Budler Eyes Takayama Clash, Strawweight Supremacy

The still relatively brief history of the strawweight division has yet to include an undisputed World champion, or any of its previous unified titlists retaining their titles – or even remaining in th...Read More

Rodriguez-Takayama: An Unforgivable BWAA Oversight

By Jake Donovan - Looking back at 2014, chances are that most casual boxing fans – which ranges from everyone just below the hardcore level to those who tune in for the occasional big fight – will rem...Read More

BoxingScene.com’s 2014 Fight of The Year

By Cliff Rold - There was a time where the fights that top this year’s list would have had almost no chance to be honored by a US-based media outlet. There was a time without YouTube. There ...Read More

BoxingScene.com’s 2014 Round of the Year

By Cliff Rold - As Guillermo Rigondeuax went down for the second time in the seventh round against Hisashi Amagassa, boxing’s never ending season was in full focus. Right up until the last day of the...Read More

Takayama Stops Odaira In Seven, Regains 105 Lb. Title

Katsunari Takayama is now a two-time strawweight titlist, the latest coming in a 7th round stoppage of countryman Go Odaira in a rare vacant unification title fight Wednesday evening in Osaka, Japan....Read More

Rigondeaux-Amagasa is Official For 12/31 in Osaka

A press conference was held in Tokyo to officially announce that Japanese OPBF featherweight champion (IBF Eastern and Pacific) Hisashi Amagasa (28-4-2 19 KOs), 29-years-old and from the Yamagami Box...Read More

Canelo, Zapari Contract Dispute Erupts Over Argumedo

BoxingScene.com recently reported that the International Boxing Federation ordered Katsunari Takayama (27-7, 10KOs), ranked at number 3, number 4 ranked Jose Argumedo (13-3-1, 7KOs), to fight each oth...Read More

Takayama-Argumedo Ordered For Vacant IBF Title

The International Boxing Federation has ordered Katsunari Takayama (27-7, 10KOs), ranked at number 3, number 4 ranked Jose Argumedo (13-3-1, 7KOs), to fight each other for the IBF mini-flyweight champ...Read More

Rodriguez-Takayama: Post-War Report Card

There was a moment, in round seven, when it appeared Francisco Rodriguez might be running out of gas. Katsunari Takayama was putting it on him, his back to the ropes, his body absorbing punishment. ...Read More

Rodriguez Decisions Takayama To Unify IBF/WBO Belts

The televised portion of the card in the US opened with action in the Featherweight division. Making it five in a row since a brutal seventh round knockout loss to WBC Bantamweight titlist Shinsuke...Read More

Photos: Rodriguez, Takayama Hold a Unification War

On Saturday night at the Arena Monterey in Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, over 9,000 fans in attendance got more than something extra. They got what was clearly the best of 2014 to date and only the fo...Read More

Takayama-Rodriguez Jr: Pre-Fight Report Card

105 lbs. is a division without a clear leader or even much of an identity today. By Sunday, it will likely have improved on both fronts. Even with the easy skepticism wrought by having too many titl...Read More