Review: 2014-05-07, good performance by both fighters and great finish: Katsunari Takayama vs Shin Ono gets three stars. Katsunari Takayama entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 26-6-0 (10 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 minimumweight in the world, he suffered two defeats in 2012 (against Nkosinathi Joyi and Mateo Handig) but in 2013 he came back to victory defeating Mario Rodriguez in a fight valid for the Ibf belt (=Rodriguez vs Takayama), after that bout he successfully defended the title against Vergilio Silvano (=Takayama vs Silvano).
His opponent, Shin Ono, has an official record of 17-5-2 (2 knockouts) and he entered as the No.17 light flyweight, he suffered his last defeat in 2011 when he faced Myung Ho Lee, since then he has collected six consecutive wins. Takayama vs Ono is valid for the IBF minimumweight title (Takayama’s second defense), first world tilte shot for Ono; undercard of Kazuto Ioka vs Amnat Ruenroeng. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Japan
Division: minimumweight (105 lbs, 47.6 kg)
Title: IBF minimumweight title
Takayama’s previous fight: Katsunari Takayama vs Vergilio Silvano
Takayama’s next fight: Katsunari Takayama vs Francisco Rodriguez Jr
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