Category: International Fights

Good Consistent Action Through 36 Minutes in Tokyo – Kazuto Ioka Methodically Cruises to Unanimous Decision Over Solid Fukunaga

Written by Tré Berry III✍️🖊️ | 12/31/2021

Though this wasn’t really the fight that reigning WBO Super-Flyweight Titlist 🔱🇯🇵Kazuto Ioka (28-2-0, 15KO👊) planned for, he got a good, respectable challenge from fellow countryman 🇯🇵Ryoji Fukunaga (15-5-0, 14KO👊) today through 12 rounds of solid craftsmanship exhibited by both. Ioka being one of, if arguably the most consistent operator in the sport, he did what he typically does, and did enough of it en route to securing his 4th defense Continue reading “Good Consistent Action Through 36 Minutes in Tokyo – Kazuto Ioka Methodically Cruises to Unanimous Decision Over Solid Fukunaga”

A Good Fight Marred by Highly Inept Officiating – Madrimov Wins Title Eliminator Over Soro by TKO Amid a Backdrop of High Controversy

Headlining the Uzbekistan card showcasing many of their best talent was elite Super-Welterweights 🇫🇷Michel Soro (35-3-1, 24KO👊), and 🇺🇿Israil Madrimov (8-0-0, 6KO👊) risking their top-contender positions in what was a WBA final eliminator, for the rights to face the Undisputed World Champion if a winner is granted between 👑🇺🇸Jermell Charlo, and 🇦🇷Brian Carlos Castaño in their rematch soon-to-come, with contracts nearly finalized. Continue reading “A Good Fight Marred by Highly Inept Officiating – Madrimov Wins Title Eliminator Over Soro by TKO Amid a Backdrop of High Controversy”

Naoya Inoue’s Sustained Action Pays Off – Leading Up to an 8th Round Stoppage Over Aran Dipaen to Defend Bantamweight Titles

It’s a shame that in this day and age on the cusp of 2022 being on the horizon, that we can’t figure our way around a signal problem. Being that Japan was having trouble in getting a proper signal up, the we weren’t able to see a world top 3 Pound-4-Pound fighter broadcast on 💻ESPN or ESPN+, which was the original plan from the get-go.

Nonetheless, as you would expect, 👑🇯🇵Naoya “Monster” Inoue (22-0-0, 19KO👊👊) blasted his opponent out by way of eighth round stoppage over 🇹🇭Aran Dipaen (12-3-0, 11KO👊). It was good work for the Champion, who wanted to get some rounds in of sustained action, and Dipaen did Continue reading “Naoya Inoue’s Sustained Action Pays Off – Leading Up to an 8th Round Stoppage Over Aran Dipaen to Defend Bantamweight Titles”

Bivol to Finally Return to Russia to Put on a Show, Will Face Salamov in WBA Light-Heavyweight Defense

Fearsome WBA Light-Heavyweight titlist 🇰🇬🇷🇺Dmitry Bivol (18-0-0, 11KO👊), since being elevated to Chief WBA position, has taken his show on the road, often fighting in the US, fighting his last outing in the United Kingdom, and even fighting once in Monte Carlo during his tenure. Continue reading “Bivol to Finally Return to Russia to Put on a Show, Will Face Salamov in WBA Light-Heavyweight Defense”

A Remixed Approach – Japanese Great Tanaka Primed to Return Against Tough Minded Ishida

This will be attempt #2 for the great 🇯🇵Kosei Tanaka (15-1-0, 9KO👊) to ingratiate himself into the thick of the Super-Flyweight 115 lb. division. The former 3-division world titlist and offensive juggernaut the first time around fell short in a Japan super-fight last year on Continue reading “A Remixed Approach – Japanese Great Tanaka Primed to Return Against Tough Minded Ishida”