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  1. Inoue honored by Japan commission

    Dan Rafael

    The Japan Boxing Commission handed out its 2014 awards at its annual ceremony in Tokyo on Friday and the winner of the big prize was 21-year-old prodigy Naoya Inoue. Inoue (8-0, 7 KOs) won Japanese fighter of the year honors after a tremendous yea...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  2. Takashi Uchiyama retains world title in Tokyo

    Dan Rafael

    Junior lightweight Takashi Uchiyama retained his world title for the ninth time as he forced Israel Perez to quit on his stool after the ninth round Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2014
  3. Omar Figueroa stripped of lightweight world title

    Dan Rafael

    Injured Omar Figueroa was stripped of his lightweight world title on Monday and given the designation of "champion in recess" by the WBC, paving the way for Jorge Linares and Javier Prieto to battle for the vacant 135-pound belt.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  4. Gonzalez's first flyweight defense on tap

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from around the boxing world: • Flyweight world champion Roman Gonzalez (40-0, 34 KOs), who won an alphabet title and the lineal championship via his ninth-round knockout of Japan's Akira Yaegashi on Sept. 5 in Tokyo, is r...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  5. Daiki Kameda vacates title

    Dan Rafael

    Junior bantamweight titlist Daiki Kameda of Japan relinquished his belt on Wednesday. He said it is a struggle to continue to make the 115-pound weight limit. Kameda met with reporters in Tokyo before heading to Miami for two months of training. ...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  6. Uchiyama, Miura, Ioka retain titles

    Dan Rafael

    Japanese fight fans rang in 2014 with a pair New Year's Eve cards featuring three world title bouts and an upset in a nontitle match. In Tokyo, junior lightweight titleholders Takashi Uchiyama and Takashi Miura each retained his belt. Uchiyama ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  7. Ankle injury forces Richar Abril out of defense vs. Jorge Linares...

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight titlist Richar Abril suffered a right ankle injury during training this week, forcing him to withdraw from next week's title defense against Jorge Linares, Akemi Irie of Teiken Boxing, Linares' co-promoter, told

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  8. Richard Abril-Jorge Linares fight set for Nov. 10 in Tokyo

    Dan Rafael

    Former featherweight and junior lightweight titlist Jorge Linares will get a shot to win a belt in a third weight division when he challenges lightweight titleholder Richard Abril on Nov. 10 in Tokyo.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2013
  9. Murata, Linares, Frampton fights set

    Dan Rafael

    A couple of notes from the boxing world: • On Sunday in Tokyo, 27-year-old Ryota Murata, the heralded 2012 Olympic middleweight gold medalist from Japan, will make his pro debut. Murata will headline the card at the Ariake Coliseum in a...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  10. Takashi Uchiyama to defend title against Jaider Parra in Tokyo

    Dan Rafael

    It will be Japan versus Venezuela on May 6 in Tokyo with a pair of world title bouts that were announced on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  11. Japanese boxer Toshiaki Nishioka hangs up his gloves

    Dan Rafael

    Former junior featherweight titlist Toshiaki Nishioka of Japan, one of the finest Asian fighters of this era, announced his retirement at a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  12. New Year's Eve title fights in Japan

    Dan Rafael

    Want to ring in the new year with boxing? Just head to Japan, where there will be four world title bouts on New Year's Eve. On a card in Tokyo, a triple world title bill was announced. In the main event, junior lightweight titlist Takashi Uchiyam...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  13. 2011 fight of the year: Akira Yaegashi-Pornsawan Porpram...

    Dan Rafael

    When strawweights Akira Yaegashi and Pornsawan Porpramook met in Tokyo in October, few knew their names (or even how to pronounce them), and no one could have guessed it would earn 2011 fight of the year honors.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2011
  14. Nishioka proves worth against Munroe

    Dan Rafael

    Japan has produced its fair share of champions over the years. Toshiaki Nishioka -- who made it five in a row with a win over Rendall Munroe -- is earning his stripes in their history books.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2010
  15. Roman Karmazin digs deep to cut down Dionisio Miranda

    Dan Rafael

    Sure, Roman Karmazin's best days might be behind him, but that doesn't mean he can't still dig deep and gut out a win over some whipper-snapper like Dionisio Miranda when he has to.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2010
  16. Scorecard: Arreola rolls over hapless Hayes

    Dan Rafael

    Cristobal Arreola looked impressive in dispatching Thomas Hayes in three one-sided rounds and is ready to move on to bigger and better things, writes Dan Rafael.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2007