Kazuto Ioka-Juan Carlos Reveco II on December 31

By Hisao Adachi

At the Ioka Boxing Gym in Osaka City, it was officially announced that WBA (World Boxing Association) flyweight world champion Kazuto Ioka (18-1, 10KOs, 26-years-old, will make the second defense of his title on December 31 at the Edion Arena in Osaka City in a rematch with former champion Juan Carlos Reveco (36-2, 19KOs), 32-years-old. 

Reveco lost the title to Ioka via majority decision last April in Osaka.

There were some questions over the first decision. This time Ioka wants to close the show in style.

"In my first fight with Juan Carlos Reveco, I worked my way to win the world title and win by judges' decision. But in the rematch, I will be different. Because, I'll take the chance to seek a more resounding victory by way of a knockout to convince everyone that I am a worthy world champion with solid a victory over Juan Carlos Reveco," Ioka said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattleAxePurist on 11-06-2015

First fight was solid but Ioka won cleary actually kind of surprised this was mandated it wasn't nearly as controversial as Reveco/Alvarado. Should be another good match-up w/Ioka winning another clear dec.

Comment by 1hourRun on 11-06-2015

[QUOTE=techliam;16201332]Well the title at stake here is a 'regular' title so it isnt major, Estrada is the WBA champion That being said, theres a lot of intruiging matches at 112, so you are right. You have fighters in both 108…

Comment by thecomedian2 on 11-06-2015

[QUOTE=techliam;16201214]Fair enough rematch I hope Ioka pulls off a convincing victory this time. He has lost a lot of shine since the Amnat loss[/QUOTE] They will Duck King Chocolatito like the Black Death he really is...! :boxing:

Comment by techliam on 11-06-2015

[QUOTE=1hourRun;16201306]The Flyweight division is on fire ; if Reveco recaptures the WBA that would be the fifth time in a span of two years that a major title changes ownership if Im not mistaken.[/QUOTE] Well the title at stake here…

Comment by giacomino on 11-06-2015

Would be fairer if it wasn't once again in Ioka's home town, but I guess that's where the money is and Ioka doesn't leave home

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