Review: 2014-12-31, good fight betwen Katsunari Takayama and Go Odaira: it gets three stars. Katsunari Takayama entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 27-7-0 (10 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.3 minimumweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Wanheng Menayothin); he has fought twice in 2014 beating Shin Ono (=Takayama vs Ono) but then he lost to Francisco Rodriguez Jr (Fight of the year candidate, Takayama vs Rodriguez Jr).
His opponent, Go Odaira, has an official record of 11-3-3 (1 knockout) and he entered as the No.10 in the same weight class, he suffered his last defeat in 2010 when he faced Ryuji Hara, since then he has collected eight victories and two draws. Takayama vs Odaira is valid for the vacant IBF and WBO World minimumweight titles. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Japan
Division: minimumweight (105 lbs, 47.6 kg)
Title: vacant IBF and WBO World minimumweight titles
Takayama’s previous fight: Katsunari Takayama vs Francisco Rodriguez Jr
Takayama’s next fight: Katsunari Takayama vs Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr