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Kosei Tanaka vs. Ryoichi Taguchi Set For March 16 in Gifu

Kosei Tanaka announced Thursday he will make the first defense of his WBO flyweight title on March 16 in Gifu against compatriot and former light flyweight title holder Ryoichi Taguchi....Read More

BoxingScene's 2018 Fight of the Year: Tanaka vs. Kimura

BoxingScene's 2018 Fight of the Year: Tanaka vs. Kimura

By Thomas Gerbasi - On paper, it may look easy. Three titles in three weight classes in 12 fights, all at the age of 23. But that’s not the way it’s gone for Kosei Tanaka, who had visited the deck twi...Read More

Photos: Crawford, Munguia, Tete, Alvarez Get WBO Awards

Photos Gallery from Panama - Results: WBO Convention Awards Gala at the Hotel El Panama in Panama City. Next year's WBO Convention will take place in Tokyo, Japan....Read More

Kosei Tanaka Beats Sho Kimura in Absolute War For WBO Title

Takeda Teva Ocean Arena, Nagoya - In what became an absolute war from start to finish, Kosei Tanaka (12-0, 7 KOs) became a three division world champion with a twelve round majority decision over Sho ...Read More

Kosei Tanaka vs. Sho Kimura on September 24 in Nagoya

Two-division champion Kosei Tanaka announced Tuesday he will challenge Sho Kimura for the World Boxing Organization flyweight belt in an all-Japanese showdown on Sept 24. The 11-0 Tanaka, who has prev...Read More

Kosei Tanaka Debuts at Flyweight With KO, Aims For More Gold

On Saturday night, at the International Conference Hall in the city of Nagoya, the capital of the province of Aichi, former WBC super bantamweight champion Kiyoshi Hatanaka, 51 years of age and the pr...Read More

Kosei Tanaka Faces Baldonado in Flyweight Debut on March 31

Former World Boxing Organization light flyweight champion Kosei Tanaka said Tuesday he will fight Filipino Ronnie Baldonado in a non-title bout on March 31 in Nagoya. Tanaka, who relinquished his WBO ...Read More

Kosei Tanaka Aims To Make Presence Felt in Flyweight Division

Kosei Tanaka has returned his World Boxing Organization light flyweight championship belt and will move up to the flyweight division he announced Wednesday. “I want to do my best on a new note in the ...Read More

Kosei Tanaka Vacates WBO Crown, Heading To Flyweight Division

World Boxing Organization light flyweight champion Kosei Tanaka has returned his title, an informed source said Friday. The 22-year-old will likely aim for his third WBO title by moving to the flyweig...Read More

Kosei Tanaka Out for Two Months Due To Eye Socket Fractures

World Boxing Organization light flyweight champion Kosei Tanaka has been diagnosed with fractures in both his eye sockets and will need two months to make a full recovery. The head of Tanaka’s gym, Ki...Read More

Kosei Tanaka Stops Freshmart, Iwasa Shocks Oguni For IBF Belt

OSAKA – Kosei Tanaka set the stage for a light flyweight title unification bout when he defended his World Boxing Organization crown in the weight category Wednesday at Edion Arena Osaka. The fight ag...Read More

Big Changes at 108: BoxingScene Ratings Update

Super Middleweight: David Benavidez made a big time statement on Saturday, dominating and stopping veteran Rogelio Medina just one year after Medina gave James DeGale everything he could handle. Benav...Read More

Kosei Tanaka Drops, Decisions Angel Acosta To Retain Title

NAGOYA, JAPAN - The fight lived up to the hype, as WBO light flyweight world champion Kosei Tanaka won a twelve round unanimous decision over mandatory challenger and power puncher Angel 'Tito' Acost...Read More

Photos: Kosei Tanaka vs. Angel Acosta - Official Weigh-In

NAGOYA, JAPAN - Highly anticipated light flyweight world title bout between WBO world champion Kosei Tanaka and #1 mandatory challenger and power puncher Angel 'Tito' Acosta is ready to showcase at th...Read More

Kosei Tanaka vs. Angel Acosta Finalized For May 20 in Nagoya

NAGOYA – Kosei Tanaka will defend his WBO light flyweight title for the first time when he takes on Angel Acosta of Puerto Rico in May, his Hatanaka Boxing Gym announced Tuesday....Read More

Angel Acosta Blasts Uutoni, Goes Face To Face With Kosei Tanaka

Coliseo Roger Mendoza, Caguas, Puerto Rico - WBO junior flyweight champion Kosei Tanaka was ringside, scouting a final world title eliminator - which saw Angel "Tito" Acosta (16-0, 16 KOs) continue hi...Read More

Kosei Tanaka To Be Ringside at Cotto PR Card To Scout Eliminator

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - Rising Puerto Rican star Angel 'Tito' Acosta (15-0, 15KO's) open up his training camp to the Puerto Rico media to show his condition for his upcoming WBO world title eliminato...Read More

Entering 2017: BoxingScene Ratings Update

Cruiserweight: Victor Ramirez announced his retirement, making room for WBA sub-titlist Beibut Shumenov to enter the top ten. Jr. Lightweight: It wasn’t as easy the second time around but Jezreel Corr...Read More

Tanaka Blasts Fuentes, Becomes Two Division Champ in 8 Fights

Japan's Kosei Tanaka won the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior flyweight title by knocking out former world champion Moises "Moi" Fuentes in the fifth round on Saturday afternoon in Japan,...Read More

"Fighting Words" - Seven More Before We Hit The Road

by David P. Greisman - It’s fitting that the final notable bouts of the year take place in Japan. As has become tradition, it is in the Land of the Rising Sun that the sun sets on boxing in 2016. This...Read More