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Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #218 – Upset of the Year?

 

By. BrotherJR

August 9, 2018

 

Boxing Recap
  • Eleider’s upset KO over Sergey Kovalev and the ramifications on the Lt. Heavyweight division.
  • Dmitry Bivol decision win over Isaac Chilemba.
  • Tevin Farmer’s win over Billy Dib to finally become a world champion.
  • Andre Berto’s close win over Devon Alexander
Boxing Preview
  • Jesus Rojas vs. Jo Jo Diaz
Pound 4 Pound Boxing Info:
Opening by. Sydney G.
Music: “Pound 4 Pound Intro” by. Natty Turna and “Tacos n’ Barz” by. ALBM Production
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Top Rank Signs Japanese Jr. Welterweight Contender Hiroki Okada

Hiroki Okada

 

By. BrotherJR

August 9, 2018

 

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report  has learned that on Tuesday, Top Rank announced the signing of Japanese Jr. Welterweight contender Hiroki Okada. The Tokyo, Japan born and raised Okada will make his Top Rank (and U.S.) debut on September 14 in Fresno, California on the undercard of WBC Jr. Welterweight champion Jose Ramirez title defense Antonio Orozco.

Top Rank signs Hiroki Okada

 

Currently ranked in the top 10 by all major sanctioning organizations (no. 9 by the WBC, no. 4 by the WBA, no, 5 by the IBF, no. 4 by the WBO), Okada’s (18-0, 13 KO’s) opponent for his Top Rank debut will be against Cristian Rafael Coria (27-6-2, 11 KO’s). Should Okada defeat Coria next month, could this lead to an eventual shot against WBC Jose Ramirez (if Ramirez successfully defends his title against Orozco) at some point in 2019? Only time will tell.

A former Japanese as well as WBO Asia Pacific Jr. Welterweight champion, the best win on Okada’s record is a 6th round stoppage over Jose Pagara in December 2017 in Tokyo. An orthodox fighter with good height for the Jr. Welterweight division (5’9”) Okada is a boxer-puncher who can fight on the front and back foot. The feeling among Japanese boxing observers has been that as good as Okada has looked, he the ability to raise his game and fight at higher level.

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