Photos: Naoya Inoue, Yoan Boyeaux - Ready For War in Japan

By Hisao Adachi, photos by Naoki Fukada

On December 30 in Bunka Kaikan, from the city of Yokohama of Kanagawa, a province alindante with Tokyo, Japan, the sensational unbeaten super flyweight world champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Naoya "Monster" Inoue (14-0, 12KOs, 24 years old and Ohashi Boxing Gym of Yokohama) is going to face  #7 ranked WBO world champion Yoan Boyeaux (41-4, 26KOs, 29 years old and from the town of Beaune de the Borgona, region of France) in his the seventh title defense.

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In the co-main event, undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) champion Ken Shiro (11-0, 5KOs, 25 years old and BMB Boxing Gym of Uji city of Kyoto province) will face his defiant Indian-Panamanian #11 WBC ranked Gilberto "El Cacique" Pedroza (18-3-2, 8KOs, 25 years old and native of Panama, native of the province of Darién, Panama) for the second defense of his crown.


Inoue 115-Pounds
Boyeaux 113.75-Pounds

Shiro 107.25-Pounds
Pedroza 107.25-Pounds

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The four protagonists participated this Thursday in a well-attended press conference ...

Inoue's most recent fight took place at the StubHub Center, Carson, California, where he was able to show off his knockout power by scoring an impressivevictory at the end of the sixth round over Antonio Nieves.

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Boyeaux confesses that he came to Japan in search of a surprising triumph over the big favorite in Inoue.

Shiro, who is going to hold his third fight involving the world title, says with a totally lively tone - "I have a strong desire to become a world champion with greater fame through fighting on live broadcast TV for the whole country of Japan. My previous two world title fights were not televised because I am not a very well known boxer, so I had a bitter experience in that sense."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by glenn mcrory on 12-30-2017

Inoue successfully dumpster dives to ko yet another local homeless successfully. Inoue getting rid of the world's homeless problem one patchwork outfit wearer at a time.

Comment by Turd Best Ever on 12-30-2017

French bum went down on body shots. Now looking forward to tomorrow's fight.

Comment by Turd Best Ever on 12-30-2017

[QUOTE=1hourRun;18370861]Well spoke to soon haha.[/QUOTE] Frenchman look like Amir Khan when he went down lol..

Comment by Turd Best Ever on 12-30-2017

Frenchman already down in the first round. smh..

Comment by 1hourRun on 12-30-2017

Well spoke to soon haha.

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