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  1. Naoya Inoue wins WBC light flyweight title with TKO

    Naoya Inoue of Japan scored a sixth-round technical knockout of Adrian Hernandez of Mexico on Sunday to win the WBC light flyweight title.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Shinsuke Yamanaka defends belt with ninth-round KO

    Japan's Shinsuke Yamanaka beat Mexico's Alberto Guevara with a knockout in the ninth round Sunday to defend his WBC bantamweight crown.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2013
  5. 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 ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Liborio Solis wins WBA super flyweight title in Japan

    Liborio Solis of Venezuela defeated Japan's Kohei Kono by a majority decision on Monday to win the WBA super flyweight title.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  9. Two WBC titles change hands in Tokyo

    Challenger Takashi Miura of Japan stopped Mexico's Gamaliel Diaz in the ninth round on Monday to claim the WBC super featherweight title, while Japan's Akira Yaegashi won the WBC flyweight title, beating compatriot Toshiyuki Igarashi.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 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. Shinsuke Yamanaka beats Vic Darchinyan in decision, defends title...

    Japan's Shinsuke Yamanaka defended his WBC bantamweight title on Friday with an unanimous decision over Australia's Vic Darchinyan.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2012
  14. 2011 ESPN.com 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 ESPN.com fight of the year honors.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2011
  15. Takahiro Aoh retains WBC super featherweight title with split dec...

    Japan's Takahiro Aoh has defended his WBC super featherweight title with a split decision over Italy's Devis Boschiero on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2011
  16. Akifumi Shimoda takes WBA super-bantamweight title

    Japanese challenger Akifumi Shimoda won the WBA super-bantamweight title Monday by beating Ryol Li Lee of Japan in a unanimous decision.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2011