Ryoichi Taguchi entered this fight with a professional record of 23-2-1 (10 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.6 light flyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Donnie Nietes). He lost to Naoya Inoue in 2013, but then he has won five consecutive bouts winning over Luis de la Rosa in his last one (=Taguchi vs de la Rosa).
His opponent, Juan Jose Landaeta, has a boxing record of 27-8-1 (21 KOs=78%) and he entered as the No.31 in the same weight class. He fought twice last year losing to Mark John Yap and beating Walter Tello. Taguchi vs Landaeta is valid for the WBA World light flyweight title; undercard of Takashi Uchiyama vs Jezreel Corrales. 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 Luis de la Rosa
Taguchi’s next fight: Ryoichi Taguchi vs Ryo Miyazaki
Video: amateur cam