Kazuto Ioka

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Kazuto Ioka
Statistics
Real name Kazuto Ioka
Rated at Minimumweight
Light Flyweight
Flyweight
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Reach 66 in (168 cm)
Nationality Japanese
Born (1989-03-24) March 24, 1989 (age 28)
Sakai, Osaka, Japan
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 23
Wins 22
Wins by KO 13
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 0

Kazuto Ioka (井岡 一翔 Ioka Kazuto, born 24 March 1989) is a Flyweight boxer from Japan. He is the current WBA (Regular) Flyweight champion. He is also a former unified Minimumweight champion, holding the WBA and WBC titles, and a former WBA Light flyweight champion, therefore becoming a boxing triple champion. He was born in Osaka Prefecture, grew up in Sakai city, and currently lives in Osaka. As of May 2017, he is ranked as the world's best Flyweight by The Ring magazine and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and second by BoxRec.

Biography[edit]

Debut[edit]

Ioka turned professional in 2009. On April 12, 2009, he fought against Thongthailek Sor Tanapinyo, and won his debut via a third-round technical knockout. After this victory, he won six straight victories.

Winning national and international title[edit]

On October 10, 2010, Ioka captured the Japanese light flyweight title.

Winning the world title[edit]

Ioka won the WBC strawweight title from Thai Oleydong Sithsamerchai via a fifth-round technical knockout in the latter's seventh title defence in Kobe at the World Memorial Hall on February 11, 2011.

On June 20, 2012, in a match that marked the first time two Japanese fighters had met to unify world titles, Ioka defeated the WBA champion Akira Yaegashi via a unanimous decision at the Bodymaker Colosseum.[1][2][3] When asked whether the result would have been different unless he got swollen eyes, Yaegashi said "We should not think about it. There is no if's in boxing".[4] The day after the fight, Ioka decided to move up a weight division.[5][6]

On December 31, 2012, Ioka beat undefeated José Alfredo Rodríguez for the vacant WBA light-flyweight title at the Bodymaker Colosseum. Ioka became a two-division World champion with the win.[7]

On February 28, 2014, Ioka would vacate the title to move up to the Flyweight division in order to aim towards becoming a three division World champion.[8] On May 7, 2014, Ioka lost his first bout of his professional career going down to undefeated Thai IBF Flyweight Amnat Ruenroeng in a split decision at Osaka's Bodymaker Colosseum.[9]

On April 22, 2015, Ioka realized his quest to be a three division champion when he defeated the Argentine WBA Regular Flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco in a majority decision. The fight saw Reveco take the early rounds but Ioka came on strong in the later rounds on his way to victory.[10] Reveco appealed the decision to the World Boxing Association, which ordered an immediate rematch.[11]

Fight records[edit]

Amateur boxing[edit]

  • 105 Fights 95 Wins (64KO・RSC) 10 Losses

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
22 fights 21 wins 1 loss
By knockout 13 0
By decision 8 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
23 Win 22–1 Thailand Noknoi Sitthiprasert UD 12 Apr 23, 2017 Japan Edion Arena Osaka, Osaka Retained WBA (Regular) Flyweight title.
22 Win 21–1 Thailand Yutthana Kaensa TKO 7 (12), 2:51 Dec 31, 2016 Japan Shimazu Arena, Kyoto, Japan Retained WBA (Regular) Flyweight title.
21 Win 20–1 Nicaragua Keyvin Lara KO 11 (12), 1:11 Jul 20, 2016 Japan Edion Arena Osaka, Osaka Retained WBA (Regular) Flyweight title.
20 Win 19–1 Argentina Juan Carlos Reveco TKO 11 (12), 1:57 Dec 31, 2015 Japan Edion Arena Osaka, Osaka Retained WBA (Regular) Flyweight title.
19 Win 18–1 Argentina Roberto Domingo Sosa UD 12 Sep 27, 2015 Japan EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka Retained WBA (Regular) Flyweight title.
18 Win 17–1 Argentina Juan Carlos Reveco MD 12 Apr 22, 2015 Japan Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka Won WBA (Regular) Flyweight title.
17 Win 16–1 Venezuela Jean Piero Pérez KO 5 (10), 2:09 Dec 31, 2014 Japan Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka
16 Win 15–1 Colombia Pablo Carrillo UD 10 Sep 16, 2014 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
15 Loss 14–1 Thailand Amnat Ruenroeng SD 12 May 7, 2014 Japan Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka For IBF Flyweight title.
14 Win 14–0 Nicaragua Felix Alvarado UD 12 Dec 31, 2013 Japan Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka Retained WBA Light Flyweight title.
13 Win 13–0 Thailand Kwanthai Sithmorseng KO 7 (12), 2:18 Sep 11, 2013 Japan Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka Retained WBA Light Flyweight title.
12 Win 12–0 Thailand Wisanu Kokietgym KO 9 (12), 2:51 May 8, 2013 Japan Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka Retained WBA Light Flyweight title.
11 Win 11–0 Mexico José Alfredo Rodríguez TKO 6 (12), 2:50 Dec 31, 2012 Japan Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka Won vacant WBA Light Flyweight title.
10 Win 10–0 Japan Akira Yaegashi UD 12 Jun 20, 2012 Japan Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka Retained WBC Minimumweight title.
Won WBA Minimumweight title.
9 Win 9–0 Thailand Yodgoen Tor Chalermchai TKO 1 (12), 1:38 Dec 31, 2011 Japan Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka Retained WBC Minimumweight title.
8 Win 8–0 Mexico Juan Hernández UD 12 Aug 10, 2011 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Retained WBC Minimumweight title.
7 Win 7–0 Thailand Oleydong Sithsamerchai TKO 5 (12), 1:07 Feb 11, 2011 Japan World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Hyōgo Won WBC Minimumweight title.
6 Win 6–0 Japan Masayoshi Segawa TKO 10 (10), 1:57 Oct 10, 2010 Japan Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka
5 Win 5–0 Philippines Albert Alcoy TKO 9 (10), 1:57 Jul 25, 2010 Japan Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka
4 Win 4–0 Indonesia Heri Amol UD 10 Apr 18, 2010 Japan Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka
3 Win 3–0 Japan Takashi Kunishige UD 10 Dec 29, 2009 Japan Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka
2 Win 2–0 Japan Hiroshi Matsumoto TKO 2 (8), 2:59 Jul 26, 2009 Japan Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka
1 Win 1–0 Thailand Thongthailek Sor Tanapinyo TKO 3 (6), 0:26 Apr 12, 2009 Japan Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka Professional debut.

Titles[edit]

  • Amateur boxing
    • 16th All Japan Selected High School Boxing Championships, Light flyweight Tournament winner (2005)
    • 17th All Japan Selected High School Boxing Championships, Light flyweight Tournament winner (2006)
    • 59th Inter-highschool championships, Boxing, Light flyweight Tournament winner
    • 60th Inter-highschool championships, Boxing, Light flyweight Tournament winner
    • 60th National Sports Festival, Boxing, Boys, Light flyweight Tournament winner
    • 61st National Sports Festival, Boxing, Boys, Light flyweight Tournament winner
    • 62nd National Sports Festival, Boxing, Adult, Light flyweight Tournament winner
    • 63rd National Sports Festival, Boxing, Adult, Light flyweight Tournament winner
  • Professional boxing

Awards[edit]

  • 17th All Japan Selected High School Championships JOC Award (2006)
  • 17th All Japan Selected High School Championships MVP (2006)
  • 2005 Amateur Fresh Award
  • 2009 Professional Fresh Award
  • 2011 Professional Outstanding Performance Award
  • 2012 Professional fights of the year
  • 2012 Professional MVP
  • 2013 Professional Fighting Spirit Award

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Corey Erdman (June 20, 2012). "Ioka bests valiant Yaegashi to unify strawweight titles". RingTV.com. Retrieved June 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ Mark Ortega (June 20, 2012). "Kazuto Ioka Decisions One-Eyed Akira Yaegashi In Minimumweight Title Tilt". Queensberry-Rules.com. Retrieved June 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ Jake Donovan (June 20, 2012). "Kazuto Ioka Outlasts Akira Yaegashi In A War". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved June 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ 藤原 翔 (June 20, 2012). 敗者、八重樫に涙なし 「またイチから…」 (in Japanese). MSN Sankei News. Retrieved June 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ 井岡と八重樫 ライトフライ級で再戦誓う (in Japanese). Sports Nippon. June 22, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ 八重樫「悔しい」井岡との再戦に意欲 (in Japanese). Daily Sports. June 22, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2012.  (includes photo)
  7. ^ Boxing - Ioka steps up to win WBA light-fly belt Yahoo Eurosport UK December 31, 2012
  8. ^ Kazuto Ioka relinquished his 108-pound belt http://www.wbanews.com/ February 28, 2014
  9. ^ "Amnat Ruenroeng hands Kazuto Ioka first loss by decision". The Ring. May 7, 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Kazuto Ioka takes WBA flyweight title from Juan Carlos Reveco". ESPN. April 22, 2015. 
  11. ^ "WBA orders Ioka vs Reveco rematch". World Boxing Association. May 20, 2015. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Oleydong Sithsamerchai
WBC Strawweight Champion
February 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Xiong Zhao Zhong
Preceded by
Akira Yaegashi
WBA Minimumweight Champion
June 20, 2012 – October 3, 2012
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Ryo Miyazaki
Vacant
Title last held by
Román González
Promoted to Super Champion
WBA Light Flyweight Champion
December 31, 2012 – February 28, 2014
Regular Title until January 14, 2014
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Alberto Rossel
Preceded by
Juan Carlos Reveco
WBA Flyweight Champion
April 22, 2015 – present
Regular Title until September 14, 2016
Incumbent