Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Takayama-Rodriguez Unification in Play For August 9

By Anson Wainwright

Earlier today BoxingScene.com was advised by sources out of Japan that Katsunari Takayama, the IBF strawweight champion, and Francisco Rodriguez Jr., the WBO 105-pound boss, will meet on August 9 in Monterrey, Mexico.

The intriguing looking fight pits the 31-year old boxer Takayama 27-6, 10 stoppages with 1 No-Contest versus the heavy handed 21-year old Rodriguez 14-2 with 10 knockouts.

Editor's Note: The August 9 headliner marks just the fifth title unification bout in the history of the strawweight division. Kazuto Ioka defeated Akira Yaegashi (now the lineal flyweight king) in 2012, the first time two reigning titlists from Japan met in a unification fight. The other three occasions all involved Ricardo Lopez in the 1990's (TKO5 Alex 'Nene' Sanchez in 1997; a technical draw with Rosendo Alvarez in 1998 and then a split decision win over Alvarez in their rematch later that year). – JD
 
Questions and/or comments can be sent to Anson at [email protected] and you can follow him at www.twitter.com/AnsonWainwright

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dinero fan on 06-17-2014

Awsome fight I got Rodriguez on this one although this fight should not be a unification fight cause the wbo belt is worthless garbage only the ibf belt means something.

Comment by Japanese Boxing on 06-16-2014

[QUOTE=Hougigo;14668020]Weren't ioka and yaegashi strawweights[/QUOTE] Yes but Ioka was struggling to make weight and moved up. Yaegashi moved up too and has looked stellar.

Comment by Hougigo on 06-16-2014

Weren't ioka and yaegashi strawweights

Comment by bigcursedawg on 06-16-2014

Great fight, and probably the best matchup in that division since Ioka Yaegashi.

Comment by Japanese Boxing on 06-16-2014

Transition period for the division.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Photos: Gervonta Davis, Jesus Cuellar - Square Up at Barclays Photos: Jermall Charlo, Hugo Centeno - Go Face To Face Photos: Adrien Broner, Jessie Vargas - Square Up at Final Presser Broner Erupts on Mayweather Promotions CEO in Press Conference Erik Morales Believes Suspension Has Stained Image of Canelo Manny Pacquiao: Lucas Matthysse Will Not Be My Last Fight Giovani Santillan vs. Alejandro Barboza - Set For April 27 Khan: Joshua Inspiring Me To Rise Up, Sell Out Stadiums Again Zolani Tete is Eager To Clean Out The Bantamweight Division LIVE Stream: Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas - Final Presser Photos: Amir Khan, Phil Lo Greco - Go Face To Face, Final Presser Amir Khan vs. Phil Lo Greco Sold-Out, Says Hearn Erickson Lubin vs. Oscar Cortes Set For April 28th in El Paso Schaefer Says Donaire vs. Frampton Fight is 'Evenly Matched' Vargas: A Big Possibility That I Can Knock Adrien Broner Out! Matthysse Warns Pacquiao: I'll Die Before I Lose My Belt To You! Hearn: If Khan Wins, He Could Fight Crawford, Spence, Brook Moses' Promoter: Beltran Lost, Biased Judges Scored for His Visa! Tommy Coyle Confident: The Dodd Fight is Made For Me Frampton, Warren Not Happy With Khan-Lo Greco TV Conflict Vetyeka's Old Foe, Donaire, Sends Speedy Recovery Message Ogawa Suspended For Six Months, Stripped of IBF Belt For PEDs Golovkin's Promoter: Canelo Should Have Been Fined, Too Pacquiao Moving Forward With Plan To Launch a Cryptocurrency Video: Jessie Vargas Discusses Adrien Broner Showdown Last Ride For Nonito Donaire? Chavez Jr: Obvious Canelo is Using, But That's Not Why He's Good Eleider Alvarez's Manager Rips Stevenson, Loves Kovalev Fight VADA: Canelo Not Currently Enrolled in Testing Program WBC Prez Praises Vanes: He is Worthy Opponent For Golovkin Sergey Kovalev's Promoter Details The Eleider Alvarez Deal Pacquiao: If I Pick Buboy - The Door is Not Closed on Roach Hearn is Pumped To Bring Khan vs. Lo Greco on ESPN+ Photos: Lamont Roach, Orlando Cruz - Ready For Battle in PR Frampton: Beating Donaire Puts Me in Position For Oscar Valdez Stevenson-Jack Announcement Imminent for May 19 in Montreal Greer vs. Dezurn Lands on ShoBox Quadrupleheader on May 11 Vanes: I'll Shock The World When I Beat Golovkin - I Already Know Pacquiao Wants to Prove He's 'Not Done Yet' Against Matthysse Dillian Whyte To Return On July 21 At O2 Arena
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement