[img]http://B78B.http.cdn.softlayer.net/00B78B/boxingchannel/thumbs/YamanakaCarlsonRev.jpg[/img] Yamanaka Looking For 12th Title Defense Thursday - Long-time WBC world bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka returns to the ring in Tokyo, Japan this Thursday evening to defend his belt against the challenge of Mexico’s Carlos Carlson.

Yamanaka has held the WBC’s belt since November of 2011 and this match with Carlson marks what will be his twelfth title defense. He is coming off a seventh round stoppage win over Panama’s Anselmo "Chemito" Moreno in his last fight last September. *That fight was a notable win for Yamanaka because he had eeked out a split decision over Moreno in their first meeting.

At 26 years old, Carlson will be 8 years younger than Yamanaka and though he has never fought in Japan, he has fought roughly half his fights in the United States. The only loss of his career came back in March of 2011 in his first pro fight, so he has won 22 fights in a row to earn this title shot.

 
Yamanaka Looking For 12th Title Defense Thursday
The complete line-up for the event promoted by Teiken Promotions appears below. Check out this latst TBC report for more details.

 

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 - Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
(Card Subject To*Change)

118 LBS 12 RDS: Shinsuje Yamanaka (26-0-2) vs Carlos Carson (22-1)
130 LBS 10 RDS: Kenichi Ogawa (20-1) vs Satoru Sugita 12-3-1)
115 LBS 8 RDS: Brian Viloria (36-5) vs Ruben Montoya(14-4-1)
126 LBS 8 RDS: Ryoskue Iwasa (22-2) vs Glenn Medura (8-1-1)
108 LBS 4 RDS: Takatsugu Wakiyama (0-1) vs Yuta Yamashita (1-0)
126 LBS 4 RDS: Kyota Shinya (0-1) vs Daichi Kobayashi (0-0)
122 LBS 4 RDS: Ryuya Nihei (0-0) vs Daiki Asai (0-0)

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