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Roman Gonzalez-Kazuto Ioka Purse Bid on February 18

By Hilmar Rojas

The Championship Committee of the World Boxing Association (WBA) has ordered a purse bid for February 18 for the mandatory fight between the "regular" junior flyweight world champion Kazuto Ioka of Japan, and the "super champion" of the division, Nicaraguan boxer Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez.

Ioka won the regular title on December 31 in Osaka with a seven round TKO over Mexican Jose Rodriguez. His record remains undefeated with 11 wins, seven by knockout. Previously he had reigned at the minimumweight category.

Meanwhile, Gonzalez, the super champion, has a record of 34 victories, 28 of them by knockout, and no defeats. His last performance was on November 17 in Los Angeles, where he retained the crown with a unanimous decision over Mexican slugger Juan Francisco Estrada. Previously he also had reigned at minimumweight.

The purse bid will take place at the WBA's offices in Panama. The minimum amount to participate will be $80,000, with 75% for the super champion, and 25% for regular champion.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kagami Taiga on 02-08-2013

man thats a fight right there. im going ioka.

Comment by bigcursedawg on 02-08-2013

[QUOTE=komandante;13009446]Both fighters are avoiding Filipino Denver Cuello..:boxing:[/QUOTE] Cuello is at 105. Gonzalez hasn't fought at 105 for at least a few years and Cuello was only made the manditory challenger after he beat Yaegashi. I would have loved to see…

Comment by komandante on 02-08-2013

Both fighters are avoiding Filipino Denver Cuello..:boxing:

Comment by Hougigo on 02-08-2013

[QUOTE=Jocknerd94;13009127]Interesting fight. Maybe the winner fights Viloria.[/QUOTE] Only if it's Roman. I don't think Ioka will move up so fast... and if he does, he'll target the lineal champ for a huge Japan showdown

Comment by Jocknerd94 on 02-08-2013

Interesting fight. Maybe the winner fights Viloria.

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