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Kazuto Ioka May Make Run at Inoue, Fifth Title Before Retiring, Says Trainer

Kazuto Ioka (26-2) cemented his legacy on New Year's Eve, stopping unbeaten three-division champion Kosei Tanaka (15-1) in eight rounds to retain his WBO super flyweight title. The bout served as a T...

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Andrew Moloney: Once I Beat Franco And Get My Title Back, Would Love To Fight Ioka To Unify

The throwback performance offered by Kazuto Ioka was motivating enough for Andrew Moloney to map out his entire 2021 campaign. Ioka added to his incredible career credentials following an 8th round kn...

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BoxingScene.com's Fighter Of The Year: Teofimo Lopez Jr.

BoxingScene.com's Fighter Of The Year: Teofimo Lopez Jr.

By Jake Donovan - With the growing likelihood of only getting one fight in for the year, Teofimo Lopez Jr. was going to make it count. The unbeaten 23-year old Brooklyn native did just that, not only ...

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Ioka: Tattoos Have Nothing To Do With Boxing, I Hope To Chip Away At JBC Rule

Kazuto Ioka figured he would have to face the music at some point. Controversy has swirled from the four-division and reigning WBO junior bantamweight titlist’s 8th round knockout win over Kosei Tanak...

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Ioka's Trainer is Proud of His Performance, Hints Retirement Could Be Soon

Kazuto Ioka (26-2) put on a spectacular performance in Tokyo,Japan on New Year's Eve. The four-division champion stopped unbeaten three-division champion Kosei Tanaka (15-1) in 8 rounds at the Ota-Ci...

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Kazuto Ioka vs. Kosei Tanaka - CompuBox Punch Stats

Kazuto Ioka, a four-division champion and the defending WBO super flyweight king, thwarted Kosei Tanaka's attempt to become one thanks to his superlative boxing skill and powerful left hooks that scor...

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Kazuto Ioka Drops, Stops Kosei Tanaka In 8th Round, Retains 115-Pound Title

By Jake Donovan - Kazuto Ioka continued a time-honored tradition in style, forever cementing his place as a modern-day great in the process. The four-division and reigning junior bantamweight titlist ...

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Kazuto Ioka-Kosei Tanaka: Stats & Stakes

By Cliff Rold - New Year’s Eve has loomed large in the careers of both Kazuto Ioka and Kosei Tanaka. Ioka is making his ninth start on the date, posting a mark of 7-1 so far. Tanaka is making his four...

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Ioka: I Believe I've Earned Elite Status In The Boxing World

Kazuto Ioka’s place in Japan’s rich boxing history is secured, no matter what takes place this New Year’s Eve. Of course, that won’t prevent him from adding to a career on the verge of Hall of Fame co...

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Kazuto Ioka, Kosei Tanaka Make Weight For Final Title Fight Of 2020

The last remaining major title fight of 2020 is official one sleep away. Kazuto Ioka and Kosei Tanaka made weight for their highly anticipated junior bantamweight title fight, which headlines a New Ye...

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Ismael Salas Passes COVID Protocols, Expects Ioka To Put on Spectacular Performance

As we get ready to turn the calendar to 2021, Jose "Chon" Zepeda's knockout victory over Ivan Baranchyk is the run away leader for 2020 Fight of the Year honors. Zepeda won via 5th round knockout in a...

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Kosei Tanaka Expects "Unforgettable Fight" With Kazuto Ioka

The fight is almost upon us, with hardcore followers of the sport getting excited with each passing day - as undefeated Kosei Tanaka will challenge four division world champion Kazuto Ioka on December...

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Ioka: I Wish Estrada, Chocolatito The Best, Look Forward To Fighting Them Soon In America

Kazuto Ioka already has designs on an encore with a win in his latest New Year’s Eve headliner. A bold challenge awaits Japan’s lone-ever male boxer to claim titles in four weight divisions, as he nex...

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Ioka-Tanaka U.S. Televised Options Continue To Look Bleak

Yet another major New Year’s Eve boxing card from Japan will proceed without the backing of a major stateside platform. Kazuto Ioka—the lone-ever Japanese male boxer to win titles in four weight-divis...

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Ioka: Tanaka's Looking To Take My Crown, Don't Have Much Feeling About Him

For all that he’s accomplished in his career, it’s a fair argument to claim that Kazuto Ioka’s place in history is well secured. Taking out the potential heir to the throne, however, is motivation eno...

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Tanaka And Ioka Look To Provide The New Year's Eve Fireworks

Tanaka And Ioka Look To Provide The New Year's Eve Fireworks

By Corey Erdman - Nothing illustrates the disconnect between the North American boxing community and the Japanese boxing scene better than the lack of discussion about the New Year's bout between Kazu...

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Kazuto Ioka-Kosei Tanaka: 2020 Has One to Go

Kazuto Ioka-Kosei Tanaka: 2020 Has One to Go

By Cliff Rold - It’s easy to feel like the boxing year is over in the United States. FS1 will have intriguing Cuban prospect David Morrell continuing his rapid ascent at super middleweight and the ret...

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Kazuto Ioka vs. Kosei Tanaka Set For New Year's Eve In Tokyo

The 2020 Fight of the Year race shall not be called until December 31. Kazuto Ioka and Kosei Tanaka have formally announced plans for a head-on collision, with their bout to take place on New Year's E...

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Kazuto Ioka vs. Kosei Tanaka Title Fight Eyed For New Year's Eve

Kazuto Ioka and Kosei Tanaka will both look to end a year-long layoff with a head-on collision to help ring in the new year. Reports from Japan have indicated that a deal has been reached for the pair...

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Kazuto Ioka vs. Kosei Tanaka Title Fight Ordered By WBO

Kosei Tanaka is not wasting any time in his pursuit of boxing history. The unbeaten former three-division titlist has exercised his “Super” champion status with the World Boxing Organization (WBO), pr...

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