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Kosei Tanaka Reveals Defense With Wulan Tuolehazi

On Tuesday, it was revealed in Nicaragua that the International Boxing Federation (IBF) world minimumweight champion, Felix "Twin" Alvarado, canceled his scheduled match against Japan's Ken Shiro, sch...

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Kosei Tanaka Wants To Unify, Not Happy With Recent Win

This past Saturday in the city of Nagoya in Japan, the unbeaten flyweight world champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), Kosei Tanaka (14-0, 8 KOs, 23 years old), made the second defense of hi...

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Kosei Tanaka Breaks Down, Takes Out Jonathan Gonzalez in 7th

Kosei Tanaka’s incredible rise to stardom continues. The unbeaten three-division titlist successfully lodged the second defense of his flyweight title after stopping Puerto Rico’s Jonathan ‘Bomba’ Gon...

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Jonathan Gonzalez Aims To Shock The Odds With Kosei Tanaka

Jonathan Gonzalez may or may not get another opportunity at a world title belt. That is why he is going for broke Saturday night as the mandatory challenger will face WBO flyweight titleholder Kosei T...

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Weights From Japan: Kosei Tanaka 112, Jonathan Gonzalez 112

However much longer Kosei Tanaka chooses to remain at flyweight, he can officially look forward to at least one more title defense. The unbeaten three-division and reigning 112-pound titlist made weig...

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Jonathan Gonzalez Sees Kosei Tanaka Clash as Life or Death Shot

Jonathan 'Bomba' González had to hit bottom to discover that he had to make substantial changes if he wanted to aspire to a world title. González began his career in 2011 winning 13 of the first 14 co...

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Kosei Tanaka vs. Jonathan Gonzalez in Play For August 24

According to the agenda of the Japan Boxing Commission, there will be a world title clash on August 24 at Takeda Teva Ocean Arena in the city of Nagoya, the capital of the province of Aich, where the ...

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Kosei Tanaka-Jonathan Gonzalez Set For 8/24 In Nagoya, Japan

Kosei Tanaka gets a true home game for his next fight. The unbeaten three-division titlist and reigning flyweight beltholder from Japan is set for his next title defense, which will come versus Puerto...

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Kosei Tanaka Soundly Decisions Ryoichi Taguchi in Gifu

If Kosei Tanaka has not yet appeared on your pound-for-pound radar, then you might not be paying close enough attention. The unbeaten triple-division titlist lodged the first successful defense of his...

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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....

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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...

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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....

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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