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Naoya Inoue vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez WBBS Bantamweight Semi-Final to Take Place in the U.S.

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By. BrotherJR

October 25, 2018

 

Last Saturday in Orlando, FL Emmanuel Rodriguez defended his IBF Bantamweight title defeating Jason Moloney by split decision during third quarterfinal of the WBSS Bantamweight tournament. In attendance to do some scouting was current WBA Bantamweight Naoya Inoue who destroyed Juan Carlos Payano earlier this month during his WBSS Bantamweight tournament quarterfinal bout.

Rodriguez and Inoue are now set to fight each other during the semi-final round of the WBSS tournament. While the date and specific locale of the bout has yet to be announced, 3KingsBoxing has learned that the Inoue vs. Rodriguez bout will take place in the U.S.

In Japan yesterday upon his return from witnessing Rodriguez win over Moloney Inoue spoke with the local press and revealed he’s expecting his upcoming bout with Rodriguez to take place in the United States in the Spring of 2019. This sentiment was repeated by his promoter Hideyuki Ohashi. Inoue also disclosed that Rodriguez would be the best opponent that he’s faced so far in his career, applauding Rodriguez on his use of angles, his skills and his technique. Despite the high praise given to his upcoming opponent, Inoue also told the Japanese press that he did note some flaws with Rodriguez.

Naoya Inoue made his U.S. debut as part of the HBO SuperFly3 card in Sept. 2017 (stopping Antonio Nieves in six rounds). Over the last year, the legend and myth of Inoue has seemed to only grow with his move up to Bantamweight blasting out Jamie McDonnell to win the WBA Bantamweight title as well as his recent destruction of Payano. U.S. hardcore boxing heads have been wondering and anticipating the opportunity to see the Japanese dynamo fight in the States again. Well folks, will get that opportunity next Spring, CAN’T WAIT!

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October 25, 2018 Posted by | Article, News | , , , | Leave a comment

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #225 – “Monster” Mash

 

By. BrotherJR

October 9, 2018

 

Boxing Recap

  • Naoya Inoue vs. Juan Carlos Payano
  • Ken Shiro vs. Milan Milendo
  • Kiryl Relikh vs. Eduard Troyanovsky
  • Artur Beterbiev vs. Callum Johnson
  • Jessie Vargas vs. Thomas Dulorme
  • Danny Roman vs. Gavin McDonnell
  • Srisaket Sor Rungisai vs. Iran Diaz

 

Boxing News

  • Canelo Alvarez next fight will be against Rocky Fielding at 168… really?!?!
  • Tyson Fury not yet in VADA testing program for his upcoming bout against Deontay Wilder.
  • Boxing returning to NBC.

 

Boxing Preview

  • Terence Crawford vs. Jose Benavidez
  • Zolani Tete vs. Mikhael Aloyan

 

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Info:

Opening by. Sydney G.

Music: “Pound 4 Pound Intro” by. Natty Turna and “Throw it My Way” by. ALBM Production

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October 9, 2018 Posted by | Analysis, Audio, News, Podcast | , , | Leave a comment

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report #223 – Overcoming Adversity

 

By. BrotherJR

September 26, 2018

 

Boxing Recap

  • Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin
  • Sho Kimura vs. Kosei Tanaka

 

Boxing News

  • WBC Super Middleweight champion David Benavidez tests positive for cocaine.

 

Boxing Preview

  • Jerwin Ancajas vs. Alejandro Santiago
  • Devin Haney vs Juan Carlos Burgos
  • George Groves vs. Callum Smith
  • Jorge Linares vs. Abner Cotto

 

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Info:
Opening by. Sydney G.
Music: “Pound 4 Pound Intro” by. Natty Turna and “Throw it My Way” by. ALBM Production
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September 26, 2018 Posted by | Analysis, Audio, News, Podcast | , , , | Leave a comment

Donnie Nietes vs. Kazuto Ioka Rumored to take place in December

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By. BrotherJR

September 11, 2018

 

This past weekend Donnie Nietes and Kazuto Ioka fought on separate bouts at The Forum in Inglewood, California as part of SuperFly3. Nietes was on the receiving end of controversial draw against Aston Palicte for the vacant WBO Super-Flyweight title while Ioka won in impressive fashion over McWilliams Arroyo. Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report has now learned there are formative steps taking place for Nietes and Ioka to fight each other in December.

According to sources in Japan, plans are being made for Ioka (23-, 13 KO’s) to the ring at the end of this year with the plan is for him to face Nietes (41-1-5, 23 KO’s) for the vacant WBO Super-Flyweight title. A Nietes – Ioka bout would make sense for multiple. 1. Ioka’s win over Arroyo (ranked 3rd by the WBO at 115 lbs at the time) would assure him a high ranking by the WBO while would presumably retain his current No. 1 WBO ranking despite his draw with Palicte this past weekend. 2. Assuming this bout takes place, the winner would become a four-time, four-division world champion. 3. A battle between the two would accomplish each fighter’s desires of a big-money fight at 115 lbs.

Japan usually has multiple boxing cards at the end of the year, and there is already a schedule event scheduled to take place at the Kyokugen Hall in Tokyo on New Year’s Eve. Given that Ioka has no issue getting a license from the Japanese Boxing Commission (who is technically is without a Japanese Boxing license), a potential fight with Nietes could take place there. If not, there is a possibility of such fight happening in the Philippines though that may be difficult due to financial matters.

For those asking what about Palicte, the man Nietes just fought for the vacant title? Early assumption is that he would fight the winner of a Nietes – Ioka bout as part of SuperFly4 which promoter has stated would take place in the Spring of 2019 on HBO. P4PBoxingReport will keep you updated with any further developments on this potential Super-Flyweight superfight.

September 11, 2018 Posted by | News | , , , | Leave a comment