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Photos: Rodriguez-Takayama Unification Announced

By Rafael Soto

A press conference was held to officially announce a highly anticipated unification between WBO 105-pound champion Francisco Rodriguez Jr. (14-2, 10KOs) of Mexico and WBO champion Katsunari Takayama (27-6, 10KOs). The fight will take place at the WBO champ's backyard on August 9th in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Televised by Azteca TV, the card will be promoted by Zanfer Promotions and sponsored by Tecate. Also on the show, the return of former champion Tomas Rojas, who continues to move forward with his request to capture another world title.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dinero fan on 07-18-2014

I hope chihuas wins too! Novoa ain't nothing special he would lose to both of these guys.

Comment by Aztekkas on 07-17-2014

Wow! Hats off to Takayama for going to Chihuas backyard and attempting to take his belt. I hope Rodriguez comes out shooting from the bell like against Sabillo so he can unify and go on to face Oswaldo Novoa for…

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