Molina Didn’t Compete With Adrien Broner, so Forget About Crawford

CRAWFORD vs. MOLINA -- In his last bout he literally took apart a giant for the weight and an undefeated fighter in Viktor Postol who entered the fight 28-0, highly touted, and in possession of the WBC and lineal junior welterweight titles. Prior to the bout there were many who openly stated that Postol had the size, punch, experience and mind...


Heavyweight Hopeful Andy Ruiz Takes His Act on the Road. Is he a Live Dog?

ANDY RUIZ vs. JOSEPH PARKER -- In boxing the “home field advantage” looms large. Indeed, professional oddsmakers assign more weight to the home field advantage in boxing than to any other sport. At New York’s fabled Stillman’s Gym, an old-school fight manager was heard talking on the phone to an out-of-town promoter in need of an oppon...

Roberto Duran Story

Recommended for Christmas: The Roberto Duran Story, New on DVD

"HANDS OF STONE" THE MOVIE -- One of the most interesting prizefighters in the last 50 years for many reasons has to be Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran of Panama. First, he’s from Central America, speaks little English and won world titles from lightweight to super middleweight. He’s barely 5’7” in height. But many, including ...


It’s a Landslide as Evander, Barrera, Tapia Enter the Boxing Hall of Fame

EVANDER, BARRERA, TAPIA CANASTOTA-BOUND -- You say the outcome of last month’s Presidential election was a stunner? That the pollsters and pundits all (most, anyway) had it wrong? The International Boxing Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, which was announced Tuesday, offers no such controversy. All three of the impending inductees in the Mo...

December Salvage

Can December Salvage a Bad Year in Boxing and Kindle a Rebound?

CAN DECEMBER SALVAGE A BAD YEAR? -- So far, according to websites that track the most popular trends on social and mainstream media outlets, 2016 is a year most boxing fans are probably eager to see in their rear view mirrors. Better yet – the blind spot might be a better place. Though the year started out with some promise, 2016 might end u...

Graduation Night

Graduation Night for Khalid Yafai as Luis Concepcion Comes Calling

GRADUATION NIGHT FOR KHALIF YAFAI -- A fascinating meeting between old-guard and new will unfold in Manchester, England this Saturday night (Dec. 10) as British hope Khalid Yafai meets Panamanian Luis Concepcion on the Anthony Joshua-Eric Molina card. Concepcion's super flyweight strap, and a whole lot more, will be on the line. Yafai, like...

Eric Molina

Anthony Joshua Won’t Look Past Eric Molina

JOSHUA vs. MOLINA -- When the IBF's 8th ranked contender, Eric Molina, takes on IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua this weekend, most will view the bout as being nothing more than another highly paid sparring session for Joshua. And sadly they're probably going to end up being right. It also doesn't help in dismissing their argument that Mol...

Julius Indongo

Three Punch Combo: Julius Indongo, Mason Menard, Sergey Lipinets and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO -- On the undercard of Gassiev-Lebedev (more about that later) Julius Indongo scored a stunning upset with a one punch knockout of Eduard Troyanovsky less than one minute into their 12-round super lightweight title fight on Saturday. With one looping left hand, Indongo announced his presence in an emphatic manner and is now i...


Murat Gassiev Thunders into the Realm of Cruiserweight Kingpins

MURAT GASSIEV GATECRASHES -- Two Russian warriors delivered a knockdown drag-out battle straight from the old school in Moscow last night (Saturday, Dec. 3) in a fight that feels like a true passing of the torch from one generation to the next. Perhaps not quite fight of the year material, both men showed enough guts and toughs for an entire d...

Joe Saunders

Weekend Boxing Recap: Billy Joe Saunders, Gassiev-Lebedev and More

WEEKEND BOXING RECAP -- The first Saturday of December marked the return of undefeated (24-0) Billy Joe Saunders who successfully defended his WBO middleweight title with a unanimous decision over Russia’s Artur Akavov at the Lagoon Leisure Center in Paisley, Scotland.  Saunders, who had been sidelined with a hand injury, was making his fir...


Date: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Location: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Wt Class / Title Fights Result Rnd
Light Yoshitaka Kato (W)

Leonardo Doronio

SD RD 10 of 10
Super Bantam Yuta Nakagawa (W)

Keigo Soma

TKO RD 8 of 8 @1:31
Super Light Yusuke Konno (W)

Kazuya Soma

TKO RD 4 of 8 @1:51
Fly Naoki Mochizuki (W)

Yusuke Sakashita

UD RD 8 of 8