Ryoichi Taguchi entered this fight with a pro boxing record of 21-2-1 (8 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.6 light flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Pedro Guevara). He suffered his last defeat in 2013 when he faced Naoya Inoue, since then he has won three consecutive bouts winning the WBA light-Flw belt in his last fight, against Alberto Rossel (=Rossel vs Taguchi).
His opponent, the former Wba minimuweight world champion Kwanthai Sithmorseng, has an official record of 49-3-1 (26 knockouts) and he entered as the No.89 in the same weight class. He lost to Stamp Kiatniwat in 2014 but after this bout he has won three fights. Taguchi vs Sithmorseng is valid for the WBA World light flyweight title; undercard of Takashi Uchiyama vs Jomthong Chuwatana. 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: Alberto Rossel vs Ryoichi Taguchi
Taguchi’s next fight: Ryoichi Taguchi vs Luis de la Rosa
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