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By: Ken Hissner Japan’s 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Ryota Murata, 13-1 (10), lost a disputed decision in his first attempt at the WBA World Middleweight title to Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam, 36-2, on May 20th 2017 by split decision at the Ariake Colosseum in Japan. In the rematch he won the…

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American Boxers Fighting Out of Japan Back to 1961! By: Ken Hissner Japan is a hot bed for boxers with quite a bit of activity on the small island. In the past such boxers as America’s Steve “Flasher Ishibashi” Smith was one of those boxers to win Japan‘s National Title….

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Boxing Insider Interview Part 2: Tomoki Kameda is Crafting his Style By: Kirk Jackson Questions for the former WBO Bantamweight Champion Tomoki Kameda 31-2 (19 KO’s): “El Mexicanito” “Kameda-ke Saishū Heiki” Boxing Insider: Our last interview, you mentioned you are a blend of more than three styles. There is the…

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Boxing Insider Interview with Tomoki Kameda By: Kirk Jackson Questions for former WBO Bantamweight Champion Tomoki Kameda 31-2 (19 KO’s): “El Mexicanito” “Kameda-ke Saishū Heiki” BI: Thanks again for your time Mr. Kameda; I hope everything is well with you. BI: You come from a fighting family; your father is…

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Weekly Round Up By: Ben Underwood ASIAN WEEKLY ROUND UP WBA ORDERS TAGUCHI VS MIYAZAKI Ryoichi Taguchi must defend his WBA Light Flyweight title against his mandatory and former WBA Minimumweight champion Ryo Miyazaki (21-1-3,15 KO’s). This will be Taguchi’s fourth defence since winning the belt from Alberto Rossel in…

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Weekly Round Up of Asian Boxing By: Ben Underwood TACONING’S WORLD TITLE CALL 4 years is a long time to wait for a second title shot, but that is exactly how long Filipino Light Flyweight Jonathan Taconing had to wait for his shot. With a record of 22-2-1 (18 ko’s)…

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Kubo Retains Title in Kobe By: Ben Underwood Unbeaten Super Bantamweight Shun Kubo defended his OPBF title successfully with a 12 round unaminous decision against Benjie Suganob. The tall southpaw used his jab effectively in the early stages of the battle keeping Filipino Suganob on the outside. Meanwhile Suganob was…

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Ryo Mutsumoto is expected by many boxing insiders to reach the dizzy heights of world championship level with an amateur record of 53-3 (39) at the time of turning professional. Matsumoto’s amateur career was not decorated with Olympic golds or world championship glory, but winning the Japanese High School tournament…

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Introducing Inoue: Can He Melt “Chocolatito”? By: Brandon Bernica As soon as perennial talent Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez finished unlacing his gloves after a dominant performance over McJoe Arroyo a few weeks ago, the boxing universe began to chatter. See, Gonzalez has hit the point in his accomplished career where his…

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