Sunday Bloody Sunday: Ioka Defends WBA Crown

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Sunday Bloody Sunday: Ioka Defends WBA Crown
Kazuto Ioka won the WBA title by a razor-thin majority decision over Juan Carlos Reveco in April. (Photo: AK Global Agent)

Sunday Bloody Sunday: Ioka Defends WBA Crown

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Sunday Bloody Sunday: Ioka Defends WBA Crown
Kazuto Ioka won the WBA title by a razor-thin majority decision over Juan Carlos Reveco in April. (Photo: AK Global Agent)

Kazuto Ioka won the WBA title by a razor-thin majority decision over Juan Carlos Reveco in April. (Photo: AK Global Agent)
Kazuto Ioka won the WBA title by a razor-thin majority decision over Juan Carlos Reveco in April. (Photo: AK Global Agent)

Coming off a razor-thin majority decision win to dethrone Juan Carlos Reveco, three-division champion Kazuto Ioka (17-1, 10 KOs), from Osaka, Japan, looks to make an optional defense of his WBA World flyweight championship against Argentine super flyweight champion Roberto Domingo Sosa (26-2-1, 14 KOs), from Buenos Aires, Argentina, this Sunday in Osaka.

Ioka won the title on April 22 with scores of 113, 115-113, and 114-114. Reveco’s camp immediately petitioned the WBA Championships Committee for a rematch, where they requested the winner of Ioka-Sosa must then defend the title against Juan Carlos Reveco (35-2, 19 KOs) by the end of 2015.

By the time 2016 rolls around, assuming Ioka gets by Reveco a second time, we may see the WBA World flyweight champion defend his title against WBA Super flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada or lineal champion, the incomparable Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez.

This article was penned by the author who is not related to the WBA and the statements, expressions or opinions referenced herein are that of the author alone and not the WBA.


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