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Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Kazuto Ioka Ordered By The WBA

By Hilmar Rojas

The World Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association ordered the negotiations between Juan Francisco "El Gallo" Estrada of Mexico - who holds the super champion in the flyweight division - and Kazuto Ioka of Japan - who holds the regular championship of the division.

However, the resolution will only be effective after July 21, after the Japanese fighter defend his belt against Nicaragua Keyvin Lara.

Estrada has held the crown at 112 pounds since 2013, when he beat Brian Viloria by way of split decision and has defended that belt five times successfully and became one of the best fighters in the division.

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Meanwhile, Ioka became champion by defeating Juan Carlos Reveco by majority decision in 2015 and has successfully exposed his belt twice and will fight again this July 20th againts Lara.

"El Gallo" has a record of 33 wins, 2 losses and 24 knockouts. While Ioka has been involved in 20 fights of which he has won 19, lost one and got knockouts on 11 occasions.

The teams of both fighters were duly informed and have 30 days to reach an agreement from the 21st of this month and if they are unable to reach an agreement then the fight will head to a purse bid. If Ioka loses the world title on July 20, then the Nicaraguan challenger will have to honor the WBA's resolution.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by thecomedian2 on 07-16-2016

[QUOTE=giacomino;16871569]Great fight if it takes place. Will likely be held in Osaka because Ioka doesn't leave his hometown to fight. Thought Ioka was very fortunate to get the decision against Reveco in their first fight but he earned the KO…

Comment by giacomino on 07-16-2016

Great fight if it takes place. Will likely be held in Osaka because Ioka doesn't leave his hometown to fight. Thought Ioka was very fortunate to get the decision against Reveco in their first fight but he earned the KO…

Comment by 1hourRun on 07-16-2016

[QUOTE=Humean;16871368]It was a close fight that was quite difficult to score but for me Ruenroeng did win it. This is one of the best match-ups that can be made in all of boxing, Estrade-Ioka should be a fun watch.[/QUOTE] Indeed…

Comment by Humean on 07-16-2016

[QUOTE=1hourRun;16871339]Pay attention when you all cry and complain about boxing this is a true elite fight ; Ioka really should be undefeated I had him beating former world IBF champion Amnat Ruenroeng back in 2014 so this fight vs. Estrada…

Comment by 1hourRun on 07-16-2016

Pay attention when you all cry and complain about boxing this is a true elite fight ; Ioka really should be undefeated I had him beating former world IBF champion Amnat Ruenroeng back in 2014 so this fight vs. Estrada…

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