The Wba champion Ryoichi Taguchi entered this fight with a professional record of 25-2-2 (11 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.11 light flyweight in the world. He suffered his last defeat when he faced Naoya Inoue in 2013, since then he has collected seven victories and one draw, against Carlos Canizales in his last fight (=Taguchi vs Canizales).
His opponent, Robert Barrera, has a boxing record of 18-1-0 (12 knockouts) and he entered as the No.33 in the same weight class. He lost to Carlos Canizales in 2015 but then he has won six consecutive bouts beating Luis de la Rosa and Nelson Cantero in his last two. Ryoichi Taguchi vs Robert Barrera is valid for the WBA World light flyweight title; undercard of Jose Argumedo vs Hiroto Kyoguchi. 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 Carlos Canizales
Taguchi’s next fight: Milan Melindo vs Ryoichi Taguchi
Taguchi vs Barrera Fight Video:
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