Ryoichi Taguchi entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 22-2-1 (9 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.7 light flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Donnie Nietes). He lost to Naoya Inoue in 2013 but since then he has collected four victories winning over Kwanthai Sithmorseng in 2015 (=Taguchi vs Sithmorseng).
His opponent, Luis de la Rosa, has a record of 24-5-1 (14 knockouts) and he entered as the No.84 in the same weight class but he won just one out of his last three fights, against Gustavo Cortes; before this bout he had lost to Alexis Diaz and Zou Shiming (=Shiming vs De la Rosa). Taguchi vs de la Rosa is valid for the WBA World light flyweight title (held by Taguchi); undercard of Takashi Uchiyama vs Oliver Flores. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
Division: light flyweight (108 lbs, 49.0 kg)
Title: WBA World light flyweight title
Taguchi’s previous fight: Ryoichi Taguchi vs Kwanthai Sithmorseng
Taguchi’s next fight: Ryoichi Taguchi vs Juan Jose Landaeta
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