Katsunari Takayama entered this fight with a pro record of 30-7-0 (12 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 minimumweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Wanheng Menayothin). He lost to Francisco Rodriguez Jr in 2014 (Fight of the Year candidate, Takayama vs Rodriguez) but then he has won three consecutive bouts defeating Ryuji Hara in his last one (=Takayama vs Hara).
His opponent, Jose Argumedo, has an official boxing record of 15-3-1 (9 knockouts) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since November 8, 2014 when he defeated Irving Requena; before this bout he had lost to Carlos Velarde (via split decision). Takayama vs Argumedo is valid for the IBF World minimumweight title (Takayama’s third defense); undercard of Kazuto Ioka vs Juan Carlos Reveco 2. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Edion Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Division: minimumweight (105 lbs, 47.6 kg)
Title: IBF World minimumweight title
Takayama’s previous fight: Katsunari Takayama vs Ryuji Hara
Takayama’s next fight: Katsunari Takayama vs Riku Kano
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