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Toshiyuki Igarashi Tops Efrain Perez For Third Straight

Former lineal flyweight champion Toshiyuki Igarashi picked up his third straight win, though was hardly spectacular in outpointing Mexico's Efrain Perez in their main event Saturday evening in Tokyo, ...Read More

Toshiyuki Igarashi Gets Technical Nod Over Tesorio

Little known Filipino boxer Renren Tesorio has given former World Boxing Council flyweight champion Toshiyuki Igarashi a scare before losing by a 9th round technical decision in a scheduled ten round ...Read More

Igarashi, Shimoda Grab Wins at Tokyo's Korakuen Hall

Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan - Former WBC flytweight champion Toshiyuki Igarashi (18-2-1, 11KOs) stopped veteran Omar Soto (23-11-2) in the ninth round of action. Igarashi was returning for the first t...Read More

Yaegashi Batters Igarashi, Claims Flyweight Crown

By Jake Donovan - Akira Yaegashi claimed the lineal flyweight championship, battering Toshiyuki Igarashi early and digging deep late to claim a unanimous decision Monday evening in Tokyo, Japan. S...Read More

Photos: Yamanaka Retains, Yaegashi and Miura Get Gold

New World Boxing Council (WBC) super featherweight champion Takashi Miura of Japan (C) celebrates his victory over Gamaliel Diaz of Mexico (unseen) after their title bout in Tokyo on April 8, 2013. M...Read More

Igarashi-Yaegashi/Yamanaka-Tunacao: Report Card

by Cliff Rold - While most US fights fans are readying themselves for work or school in the wee hours of dreaded Monday morning, a stellar fight card will likely be in full gear on the other side of t...Read More

Luis Concepcion Will Have To Face Edgar Sosa For a Shot

Former champion Luis Concepcion (27-3, 20KOs) will have to railroad his way to clash with Edar Sosa (47-7, 28KOs) in order to land a shot at the WBC flyweight champion Toshiyuki Igarashi of Japan. ...Read More

Yamanaka Flattens Rojas; Igarashi Squeaks Past Narvaez

By Jake Donovan - Shinsuke Yamanaka and Toshiyuki Ishigara went through very different means to defend their respective championships in the first title fights to hit Sendai, Japan in nearly 30 years....Read More

Photos: Yamanaka Scores a Deadly KO Win on Rojas

SENDAI, Japan -- Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan stopped Mexico's Tomas Rojas 36 seconds into the seventh round on Saturday to retain the WBC bantamweight title. Yamanaka (17-0-2, 12 KOs), making his se...Read More

Yamanaka vs Rojas, Igarashi vs Narvaes Double on 11/3

Japan's World Boxing Council bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka and flyweight champion Toshiyuki Igarashi will both defend their titles in November, organizers said on Thursday. The bouts will...Read More

Toshiayuki Igarashi Interested in Edgar Sosa Showdown

Former beltholder Edgar Sosa (46-7, 28KOs) has received the pleasant news that Japan's Toshiayuki Igarashi (16-1, 10KOs), the WBC's flyweight champion, is interested in facing him. Igarashi recently c...Read More

Headbutt Cuts Short Uchiyama-Farenas; Jaro Dethroned

Takashi Uchiyama attempts the fifth defense of his alphabet 130 lb. title as he faces visiting Filipino challenger Michael Farenas on Monday evening in Saitama, Japan. The card is a title fight dou...Read More