Photos: Yamanaka, Chemito Moreno Go Face To Face

Japan's Shinsuke Yamanaka, who has bulit an undefeated record of 23 victories, 2 draws and 17 knockouts, went face to face with former champion Anselmo "Chemito" Moreno as the Japanese press looked on. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.

On September 22nd at the Ota-City General Gymnasium of Tokyo, Yamanaka will defend his World Boxing Council bantamweight championship title for the 9th time against Moreno (35-3-1, 12KOs).

Yamanaka, who conquered the WBC title on April 2012, explains that he already knows the style of the dangerous Panamanian fighter.

“After I knew that the fight was finalized, I was really excited, and even more than I've been for other big fights. I am getting prepared better than ever, and I will try to knock him out," Yamanaka said.

Moreno has never been stopped and he's rarely ever been down, but he's been inactive for nearly a year after losing his title by way of a technical decision last September to Juan Carlos Payano.

Prior to that loss, Moreno had gone undefeated in the bantamweight division for well over a decade. A move to super bantamweight to face Abner Mares saw him lose a twelve round decision. He moved back to bantamweight afterwards.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mick Higgs on 09-21-2015

I'm going with Yamanaka here. I just hope Payano fights the winner!

Comment by wansen64 on 09-20-2015

Moreno looks like he's bone-dry getting to 118.

Comment by Aztekkas on 09-20-2015

Chemito about to get burned out. War Yamanaka!

Comment by BOXEO _ on 09-20-2015

[QUOTE=BattleAxePurist;16068029]I think you mean they'll be sleeping while this fight is on :D[/QUOTE] Hahaha, yo win or lose Chemito should realy consider moving up in weight after this. He looks like a damn skeleton right now.

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 09-20-2015

[QUOTE=BOXEO _;16067983]WAAAAAR CHEMITO!!! :boxing: Boxing fans are sleeping on this fight.[/QUOTE] I think you mean they'll be sleeping while this fight is on :D

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