World Boxing Association

Ioka retains and Miyasaki is absolute champion

By WBA 11/09/2013

Ioka retains and Miyasaki is absolute championPhoto by Sumio Yamada

Japanese Kazuto Ioka and Ryo Miyasaki scored another victory on the boxing card held in the Osaka Bodymaker Colesseum.

The 105 lbs champion, Miyasaki made his mandatory defense with the interim champion Jesus Silvestre. The fight was a give and take from the beginning to end and all the attendants were very excited.

Both fighters gave everything to score the victory which finally went to the Japanese by majority decision. The Venezuelan Reina Urbaez 114- 114, Panamanian Ignacio Robles 115-113 and the Finnish Meronnen Erki.115-114.

On the other hand, Ioka fought former champion Kwanthai Sithmorseng and knocked him out in the 7th round.