The four WBA champions among the immortals of the IBHOF

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The four WBA champions among the immortals of the  IBHOF

Four WBA champions for IBHF
Four WBA champions for IBHF

Yoko Gushiken was born in Okinawa, Japan on June 26, 1955. He was the WBA mini flyweight champion from 1974 until 1981. He retired with a record of 23-1, 15 KO.

Left-handed guard, and fast, he was crowned when he knocked out the champion of that moment, Dominican Juan Antonio Guzmán, when the Japanese only had nine professional fights.

He made 14 successful defenses before losing the belt by KO 12 to Pedro Flores on March 8, 1981 and retired.

Masao Ohba was born in Tokyo on October 21, 1949. He was flyweight champion from 1970 to 1973, the year of his death in a car accident and since then he is known as the eternal champion.

Graduated from high school, he joined the legendary Teiken gym, and became a professional Boxer in spite of his low weight and size. He made his debut in 1966 at age 17, and in 1970 took the opportunity of a world title winning by TKO 13 Berkrerk Chartvanchai, October 22.

Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini was born Ohio, United States on March 4, 1961. The italo American made his debut with a KO in 1979, and was WBA Lightweight Champion in 1982, when he beat by TKO 1 Arturo Frias.

He made four successful defenses before losing with Livingstone Bramble.

He retired with a record of 29-5, 23 KO.

Riddick Bowe was born Brooklyn, New York, United States on August 10, 1967. He made his debut in the professional boxing in 1989. On November 13, 1992 he beat Evander Holyfield on points.

He made two successful defenses before losing a rematch with Holyfield on November 6, 1993.

He retired in 2008 with a record of 43-1-0-1, 33 KO.




Rosado knocked out Melikuziev and won the WBA-Continental Americas belt

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