Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2022-12-31, good boxing match: Kazuto Ioka vs Joshua Franco gets three stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Boxing Fights of 2022).
Franco vs Ioka is scheduled to take place Saturday, December 31st, at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo (Japan), in a 12-round super flyweight (115 lbs, 52.2 kg) bout; it is the main event of the evening and it is valid for the WBA and WBO World super-flyweight titles. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Kazuto Ioka record
The world champion in four different weight divisions Kazuto Ioka entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 29-2-0 (15 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 super flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Juan Francisco Estrada).
He lost to Donnie Nietes in their first match in 2018 (via split decision, Donnie Nietes vs Kazuto Ioka I) but then he has won six consecutive fights defeating Francisco Rodriguez Jr (Kazuto Ioka vs Francisco Rodriguez Jr) and Ryoji Fukunaga in 2021 (Kazuto Ioka vs Ryoji Fukunaga); then he took revenge on Nietes in July 2022 (Kazuto Ioka vs Donnie Nietes 2).
Joshua Franco record
His opponent, the Wba super-Flw champ Joshua Franco, has an official record of 18-1-2 (8 knockouts) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since August 2021.
He suffered his only loss when he faced Lucas Emanuel Fernandez Leone in 2018, since then he has collected two draws, one no-contest and five victories, beating Jose Alejandro Burgos and twice Andrew Moloney in his last three (Andrew Moloney vs Joshua Franco I and Joshua Franco vs Andrew Moloney 3).
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the pre-fight press conference video, featuring Joshua Franco and Kazuto Ioka, from the official TBS Sport Youtube channel!
Watch the video of Ioka vs Franco weigh-in from the official TBS Sport Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Kazuto Ioka vs Joshua Franco as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
amateur cam – we are going to post a better quality video as soon as we find it
Who won Ioka vs Franco fight?
Kazuto Ioka vs Joshua Franco ended in a draw via majority decision. Scores were 113-115, 114-114, 114-114.