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Yamanaka Not Fixated on Breaking Record, Hopes To KO Nery

WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka insists attempting to match a 37-year-old Japanese record will not affect his performance when he fights Mexican challenger Luis Nery next month. Yamanaka, ...Read More

Yamanaka Motivated To Break Defense Record With Nery

When Shinsuke Yamanaka began boxing in high school, all he wanted to do was become a world champion. He accomplished that, but never thought his reign would last this long. Yamanaka, the WBC bantamwei...Read More

Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Luis Nery Set For August 15 in Japan

A deal has been reached. Luis "Pantera" Nery will receive his great opportunity, when fights for the world championship. His mission is difficult, but not impossible and his worth has been more than p...Read More

Zolani Tete Targets Yamanaka, Zhakiyanov Title Unifications

ZOLANI Tete is yet to receive his WBO belt after being elevated to a bantamweight champion due to permutations and already he is calling out other champions for unification. Tete (25-3, 20 KOs) beat...Read More

Shinsuke Yamanaka Too Good, Too Strong in KO of Carlson

Shinsuke Yamanaka mauled the Mexican challenger and retained his WBC bantamweight title with a seventh-round technical knockout victory at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan on Thursday night. ...Read More

Photos: Shinsuke Yamanaka, Carlos Carlson Ready For War

ORANGE, Calif. - Carlos "Memin" Carlson (22-1, 13 KOs) and reigning WBC Bantamweight Champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18 KOs) both made weight at Wednesday's weigh in in Japan....Read More

Photos: Shinsuke Yamanaka, Carlos Carlson - Go Face To Face

ORANGE, Calif. - Final pleasantries between Carlos "Memin" Carlson (22-1, 13 KOs) and reigning WBC Bantamweight Champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18 KOs) were exchanged during Tuesday's final press ...Read More

Carlos Carlson Pumped For Shinsuke Yamanaka WBC Title Shot

WBC bantamweight world titleholder Shinsuke Yamanaka will defend his title against Carlos Carlson on March 2, Thompson Boxing Promotions announced Monday morning....Read More

Shinsuke Yamanaka Ready For Twelfth WBC Defense on March 2

A riveting presser in Tokyo, officially announcing the return of the unbeaten Japanese southpaw WBC bantamweight world champion Shinsuke Yamanaka on March 2nd. He will be matched against Mexican con...Read More

BoxingScene 2016 Fight Of The Year - Yamanaka-Moreno II

BoxingScene 2016 Fight Of The Year - Yamanaka-Moreno II

By Jake Donovan - Roughly the same time one year ago, Shinsuke Yamanaka and Anselmo Moreno ended their bantamweight title fight with more questions than answers. Their rematch this past September not ...Read More

Golovkin Tournament Ordered, Briedis vs. Huck, More News

Cruiserweight: Champion Tony Bellew (Great Britain) - Bellew requested approval from the Board of Governors for a fight in the heavyweight division against David Haye, and the Board supports his reque...Read More

Canelo, Yamanaka Win Big: Post-Fight Report Cards

In the US, it was the most attended fight of the year and one of the least interesting major pay-per-view cards in memory. In Japan, it was perhaps the fight of the year and maybe the best fight at ba...Read More

Yamanaka Ends Debate With Moreno TKO; Hasegawa Conquers Ruiz

Yamanaka Ends Debate With Moreno TKO; Hasegawa Conquers Ruiz

The long-reigning titlist delivered perhaps the biggest win of his career, stopping Anselmo Moreno in the 7th round of their wild rematch Friday evening in Osaka, Japan. Five knockdowns came of the ni...Read More

Shinsuke Yamanaka-Anselmo Moreno II: Pre-Fight Report Card

by Cliff Rold - Sometimes once is not enough. Almost exactly one year ago, two of the best bantamweights of their generation, and the last two standing from what was a stellar run for the class a few ...Read More

Photos: Yamanaka-Moreno, Ruiz-Hasegawa Make Weight For War

The official weighin is in the books for the fighters involved in the WBC title bouts this Friday were successfully conducted at the Edion Arena in Osaka. Yamanaka weighed in at 118-pounds, while Mo...Read More

Photos: Yamanaka vs. Moreno II, Ruiz vs. Hasegawa Final Presser

The undefeated WBC bantamweight champion, Shinsuke Yamanaka, will be defending his crown in a rematch bout with Panamanian Anselmo 'Chemito' Moreno. While Hugo Ruiz will be defending his super bantamw...Read More

Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Chemito Moreno II Set For Sept. 16

WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka will take on Anselmo Moreno in a rematch, while former double champion Hozumi Hasegawa will attempt to recapture a world title against Hugo Ruiz in a WBC su...Read More

Yamanaka Trades Knockdowns With Solis In Decision Win

Shinsuke Yamanaka was given the toughest test of his career in his previous title defense and was considered fortunate to prevail. All he had to do this time around was climb off the canvas to ret...Read More

Yamanaka, Solis Make Weight For Title Clash In Japan

All four title participants made weight for a loaded doubleheader Friday evening in Kyoto, Japan. Headlining the bill - which airs live on Nippon TV (NTV) in Japan - unbeaten Shinsuke Yamanaka atte...Read More

Shinsuke Yamanaka-Liborio Solis on March 4 in Japan

Earlier today at Hotel Grand Palace in Tokyo, a press conference took place where it was officially announced that a big event would take place March 4 at the Shimazu Arena in the city of Kyoto. The c...Read More