Japan

Sunday Report Card,The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up (April 15 edition)

Sunday Report Card,The Ultimate Weekend Wrap-Up (April 15 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Apr 15 2018

The Sweet Science’s Diego Morilla compiles a full weekend wrap-up of the most relevant boxing events in the worldwide scene with short recaps, links to videos and other articles, and all the info you need to keep up with the week’s most important results. Every fight that matters is right here, in one place, and at one click away. Follow us every Sunday on Twitter at #SRCatTSS @TheSweetScience...

Rosales TKO 9 Higa in a Big Upset at Yokohama

Rosales TKO 9 Higa in a Big Upset at Yokohama

By: Arne K. Lang Apr 15 2018

On a card that showcased world middleweight titlist Ryota Murata, Cristofer Rosales, a 23-year-old Nicaraguan, stole the show with a ninth round stoppage of Japan’s undefeated knockout artist Daigo Higa to claim the WBC world flyweight title. The slender Rosales, who had a 4-inch height advantage, delivered a performance that reminded veteran Asia Pacific boxing scribe Joe Koizumi of Alexis Argu...

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part Three, 30-21

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part Three, 30-21

By: Matt McGrain Apr 14 2018

From the dusty streets of Algeria to old school British cobbles, to the heartland of the American dream and back again, Part 3 of the Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of all time continues the international flavor of this list, but always, always, we return to those familiar back allies in Mexico. If Mexican fighters remain the beating heart of boxing then bantamweight is the blood that pumps it. ...

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview (April 12 edition)

Fight Night Guide – The Ultimate Weekend Preview (April 12 edition)

By: Diego Morilla Apr 12 2018

The Fight Night Guide brings you a brief preview of every upcoming weekend’s most relevant fights compiled by the writing staff of Zona de Boxeo and The Sweet Science, with all the basic information you need to know to check out the action and to know what to expect from every fighter. Follow us every week at #FNG @TSSboxingnews @Morillaboxing Editor's Note: We're going to deviate from our us...

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part One, 50-41

The Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of All Time: Part One, 50-41

By: Matt McGrain Apr 02 2018

Research for the Fifty Greatest Bantamweights of all time was more time consuming and expensive than even the Fifty Greatest Featherweights of all time. Expensive because online resources don’t stock footage of the greatest fighters to have mixed it at 118lbs in the same way they do the other divisions, meaning I had to hunt down more footage; more time consuming because my personal knowledge...

Naoya Inoue Heading to Bantamweight Where Jamie McDonnell Awaits

Naoya Inoue Heading to Bantamweight Where Jamie McDonnell Awaits

By: Tamas Pradarics Mar 13 2018

The statement made by Naoya Inoue heading into his last fight in December is now official. The 24-year-old Japanese pugilist vacates his WBO belt and moves north of the super flyweight class to join the bantamweights. The Yokohama-based Inoue made the announcement earlier this month at a formal press conference. On the dais with him were his father/trainer Shingo Inoue and Hideyuki Ohashi, prom...

25 Years Ago, Carbajal-Gonzalez I Made Ounce-for-Ounce Magic

25 Years Ago, Carbajal-Gonzalez I Made Ounce-for-Ounce Magic

By: Bernard Fernandez Mar 12 2018

Pound-for-pound? How about ounce-for-ounce? On March 13, 1993, two exceptionally talented and courageous light flyweights, Michael “Little Hands of Stone” Carbajal and Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez – with a combined weight of 214½ pounds, or a quarter-pound less than WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder came in at for his most recent defense against Luis Ortiz – demonstrated that a ...

The Ungrateful Face of Boxing: Shinsuke Yamanaka Bullied by Luis Nery

The Ungrateful Face of Boxing: Shinsuke Yamanaka Bullied by Luis Nery

By: Tamas Pradarics Mar 02 2018

Time to time fans of the Sweet Science get reminded that their beloved sport can act just as horrifying as glorifying. We like to identify ourselves with the good stories that happen in boxing but hate to see when the rude and unforgiving face of it shows up. When Shinsuke Yamanaka got demolished in just over four minutes by a giant Luis Nery Thursday night at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo, we w...

Another Win in Japan for WBA Champion Danny Roman

Another Win in Japan for WBA Champion Danny Roman

By: David A. Avila Feb 28 2018

While most of his fans slept Danny “Baby-faced Assassin” Roman dominated Ryo Matsumoto across the globe to keep the WBA super bantamweight world title by unanimous decision on Wednesday in Japan. It was only fitting that Roman (24-2-1, 9 KOs) make the first world title defense versus Ryo (21-2, 19 KOs) at Tokyo’s legendary Korakuen Hall. A subdued crowd saw the Los Angeles native showcase...

WBA Champ Danny Roman Returns to Japan for His First Title Defense

WBA Champ Danny Roman Returns to Japan for His First Title Defense

By: David A. Avila Feb 27 2018

Win or lose Danny Roman has taken fans on an extraordinary journey. The WBA super bantamweight titlist, Roman (23-2-1, 9 KOs) has an invitation to a duel against Ryo Matsumoto (21-1, 19 KOs) on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at venerable Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. It will not be televised but streamed via Facebook. When the Los Angeles native first arrived on the local fight scene he was that uniqu...