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Jan 29, 2013
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Is there any news on Kazuto Ioka or Sho kimura next defenses
Both have mandatory defenses ordered

Kimura Vs Toshiyuki Igarashi, possibly later this year, should be easy to make and likely is being signed and sealed as we speak

Ioka Vs Artem Dalakian, easy to make and logicially it COULD be on NYE, HOWEVER Ioka and his father/manager/promotor Kazunori Ioka haven't spoke in months and there is talk that Ioka may be set to quit boxing. He recently gotmarried (against his father's wishes) and the relationship between fighter and father has completely broken down. Some would hope that cooler heads (like Hiroki Ioka) would intervene but it's looking like it could be too little too late
 
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Has the official negotiating period for the Ioka fight not passes at the end of September. However the wba doesnt seemed to have ruled on it yet
 

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Both have mandatory defenses ordered

Kimura Vs Toshiyuki Igarashi, possibly later this year, should be easy to make and likely is being signed and sealed as we speak

Ioka Vs Artem Dalakian, easy to make and logicially it COULD be on NYE, HOWEVER Ioka and his father/manager/promotor Kazunori Ioka haven't spoke in months and there is talk that Ioka may be set to quit boxing. He recently gotmarried (against his father's wishes) and the relationship between fighter and father has completely broken down. Some would hope that cooler heads (like Hiroki Ioka) would intervene but it's looking like it could be too little too late
Asian parents sigh
 
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Less than a month out now & I can hardly wait. Start adjusting your body clocks gents. Stream should be available if you're a VIP.


 
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There's also talk of a unification with Kal Yafai for Nietes. But yeah, it looks likely he'll be fighting Palicte next.
I wish it'd happen, but I doubt it. Palicte's management is very aggressive about forcing the mandatory according to the news I read. This is the one I haven't watched. Not sure if it's available online, but I've read that Palcite lost clearly...?
 
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I wish it'd happen, but I doubt it. Palicte's management is very aggressive about forcing the mandatory according to the news I read. This is the one I haven't watched. Not sure if it's available online, but I've read that Palcite lost clearly...?
I haven't seen it either, but yes, the general consensus is Nietes walked away with it fairly comfortably.
 
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A few days ago, Apinun Khongsong (15-0, 12KOs) became the first man to stop Akihiro Kondo. Kondo, who had took the likes of Serget Lipinets and Nihito Arakawa the distance, was stopped with a fearsome uppercut in the 5th round:



:yikes