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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

Hekkie Budler's Trainer Breaks Down The Big Upset in Japan

BOXING managers be warned! Never take a fight for your boxers against a Colin Nathan-trained opponent in May. This after, the South African boxing trainer, Nathan revealed the really reason behind his...Read More

Hekkie Budler Stuns Ryoichi Taguchi To Capture IBF, WBA Belts

Tokyo, Japan - Hekkie Budler (32-3, 10 KOs) survived a late rally to once again become a world champion, as he captured the WBA, IBF junior flyweight world titles with a razor close twelve round unani...Read More

Ryoichi Taguchi-Milan Melindo: Post-Fight Report Card

It wasn’t a classic but, as is often the case, unification brought out some of the best of both men involved. In the end, Japan’s Ryochi Taguchi made his seventh WBA title defense, and added the IBF t...Read More

Taguchi Out-Points Melindo in Light Flyweight Unification Fight

Japan’s Ryoichi Taguchi out-pointed the Philippines’ Milan Melindo in their 12-round, 108-pound title unification fight Sunday night in Tokyo. Taguchi (27-2-2, 12 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Me...Read More

Milan Melindo-Ryoichi Taguchi: Pre-Fight Report Card

It’s the last big fight of 2017 for those who realized the year isn’t done just yet. While many a US press outlet has put in their fighter and fight of the year bids, there is still one fight that cou...Read More

Ryoichi Taguchi, Milan Melindo Ready For Unification Showdown

The World Boxing Association (WBA) Light Flyweight Champion, Japanese veteran Ryoichi Taguchi, will defend his crown during the last night of the year against Filipino Milan Melindo, who holds the Int...Read More

Ryoichi Taguchi Confident He Can Deal With Melindo's Power

WBA light flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi recently explained his confidence in being able to beat hard-hitting Filipino Milan Melindo in their upcoming title bout if he executes his fight plan. Tag...Read More

Manager: Melindo Trained Like a Beast For Taguchi Unification

For 2017 alone, Milan Melindo has been successful in his two world championship outings against some of the biggest names in his division. One would think both fights would be enough for the new world...Read More

Ken Shiro Looks Forward To Unifying With Taguchi-Melindo Winner

WBC light flyweight world champion Ken Shiro is among those fighters who should take it easy with the turkey on Christmas Eve. The unbeaten Japanese will have a rendezvous with a scale on December 29 ...Read More

Melindo Vows To Take Down Ryoichi Taguchi in Unification Bout

On New Year’s Eve, both IBF world light flyweight champion Milan “El Metodico” Melindo (37-2-0, 13KOs) and WBA world light flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi (26-2-2, 12KOs) will get a crack at unifyi...Read More

Ryoichi Taguchi vs. Milan Melindo Unification Set, December 31

The Watanabe Gym today held a press conference in Tokyo and announced a super strawweight unification title fight between their fighter, the WBA champion Ryoichi Taguchi against Filipino, Milan Melind...Read More

Kyoguchi Wins IBF World Title: Ryoichi Taguchi, Kono Get KO Wins

The 23-year-old Kyoguchi became a champion in a Japanese record of 1 year and 3 months, while improving his unbeaten streak to eight with six knockouts. Argumedo fell to just his fourth loss in 25 bou...Read More

Ryoichi Taguchi Stakes WBA Belt Against Robert Barrera, July 23

Ryoichi Taguchi will put his WBA light flyweight title on the line next month, his Watanabe Gym announced Wednesday. Taguchi will make his sixth title defense at Ota Gymnasium on July 23 against Colom...Read More

Luis Concepcion Unseats Kohei Kono, Taguchi Beats Miyazaki

Rex Tso Sing-yu’s hopes of winning Kohei Kono’s WBA world super flyweight title were thrown in to disarray on Wednesday night after the Japanese veteran suffered a sensational defeat in his mandatory ...Read More

WBA Orders Taguchi-Miyazaki Junior Flyweight Title Fight

The next fight date for Ryoichi Taguchi is not yet set, but he has an opponent and a deadline for which said bout needs to be made. The reigning junior flyweight titlist is currently in negotiations w...Read More

Corrales Knocks Out Uchiyama In Two Rounds For 130-Pound Crown

Not even the dilemma of struggling to make weight and fighting on the road managed to faze Jezreel Corrales. Barely a day after requiring multiple attempts to boil down to the super featherweight ...Read More

Taguchi Stops Landaeta In 11 Rounds To Defend Jr. Flyweight Title

Ryoichi Taguchi registered the third successful defense of his junior flyweight title reign, forcing Juan Jose Landaeta to wilt after all 11 rounds Wednesday evening in Tokyo, Japan. ...Read More

Weights: Uchiyama-Corrales, Kono-Sitchamuang, Taguchi-Landaeta

All fighters made weight ahead of a loaded tripleheader of title fights to take place Wednesday evening in Tokyo, Japan. In the case of Jezreel Corrales, it took two tries, a two-hour sauna session an...Read More

Kono, Taguchi Land Opponents For April 27 Tokyo Triple

With the formal announcement on Wednesday of the April 27 super featherweight title consolidation clash between Takashi Uchiyama and Jezreel Corrales also came confirmation of opponents for two other ...Read More