|Real name||Kazuto Ioka|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Reach||66 in (168 cm)|
March 24, 1989 |
Sakai, Osaka, Japan
|Wins by KO||13|
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.
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
On October 10, 2010, Ioka captured the Japanese light flyweight title.
Winning the world title
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. 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". The day after the fight, Ioka decided to move up a weight division.
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. 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.
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. Reveco appealed the decision to the World Boxing Association, which ordered an immediate rematch.
- 105 Fights 95 Wins (64KO・RSC) 10 Losses
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|22 fights||21 wins||1 loss|
|23||Win||22–1||Noknoi Sitthiprasert||UD||12||Apr 23, 2017||Edion Arena Osaka, Osaka||Retained WBA (Regular) Flyweight title.|
|22||Win||21–1||Yutthana Kaensa||TKO||7 (12), 2:51||Dec 31, 2016||Shimazu Arena, Kyoto, Japan||Retained WBA (Regular) Flyweight title.|
|21||Win||20–1||Keyvin Lara||KO||11 (12), 1:11||Jul 20, 2016||Edion Arena Osaka, Osaka||Retained WBA (Regular) Flyweight title.|
|20||Win||19–1||Juan Carlos Reveco||TKO||11 (12), 1:57||Dec 31, 2015||Edion Arena Osaka, Osaka||Retained WBA (Regular) Flyweight title.|
|19||Win||18–1||Roberto Domingo Sosa||UD||12||Sep 27, 2015||EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka||Retained WBA (Regular) Flyweight title.|
|18||Win||17–1||Juan Carlos Reveco||MD||12||Apr 22, 2015||Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka||Won WBA (Regular) Flyweight title.|
|17||Win||16–1||Jean Piero Pérez||KO||5 (10), 2:09||Dec 31, 2014||Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka|
|16||Win||15–1||Pablo Carrillo||UD||10||Sep 16, 2014||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo|
|15||Loss||14–1||Amnat Ruenroeng||SD||12||May 7, 2014||Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka||For IBF Flyweight title.|
|14||Win||14–0||Felix Alvarado||UD||12||Dec 31, 2013||Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka||Retained WBA Light Flyweight title.|
|13||Win||13–0||Kwanthai Sithmorseng||KO||7 (12), 2:18||Sep 11, 2013||Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka||Retained WBA Light Flyweight title.|
|12||Win||12–0||Wisanu Kokietgym||KO||9 (12), 2:51||May 8, 2013||Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka||Retained WBA Light Flyweight title.|
|11||Win||11–0||José Alfredo Rodríguez||TKO||6 (12), 2:50||Dec 31, 2012||Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka||Won vacant WBA Light Flyweight title.|
|10||Win||10–0||Akira Yaegashi||UD||12||Jun 20, 2012||Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka||Retained WBC Minimumweight title.
Won WBA Minimumweight title.
|9||Win||9–0||Yodgoen Tor Chalermchai||TKO||1 (12), 1:38||Dec 31, 2011||Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka||Retained WBC Minimumweight title.|
|8||Win||8–0||Juan Hernández||UD||12||Aug 10, 2011||Korakuen Hall, Tokyo||Retained WBC Minimumweight title.|
|7||Win||7–0||Oleydong Sithsamerchai||TKO||5 (12), 1:07||Feb 11, 2011||World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Hyōgo||Won WBC Minimumweight title.|
|6||Win||6–0||Masayoshi Segawa||TKO||10 (10), 1:57||Oct 10, 2010||Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka|
|5||Win||5–0||Albert Alcoy||TKO||9 (10), 1:57||Jul 25, 2010||Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka|
|4||Win||4–0||Heri Amol||UD||10||Apr 18, 2010||Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka|
|3||Win||3–0||Takashi Kunishige||UD||10||Dec 29, 2009||Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka|
|2||Win||2–0||Hiroshi Matsumoto||TKO||2 (8), 2:59||Jul 26, 2009||Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka|
|1||Win||1–0||Thongthailek Sor Tanapinyo||TKO||3 (6), 0:26||Apr 12, 2009||Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka||Professional debut.|
- 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
- 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
- List of WBA world champions
- List of WBC world champions
- List of strawweight boxing champions
- List of light-flyweight boxing champions
- List of Japanese boxing world champions
- Boxing in Japan
- Corey Erdman (June 20, 2012). "Ioka bests valiant Yaegashi to unify strawweight titles". RingTV.com. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
- Mark Ortega (June 20, 2012). "Kazuto Ioka Decisions One-Eyed Akira Yaegashi In Minimumweight Title Tilt". Queensberry-Rules.com. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
- Jake Donovan (June 20, 2012). "Kazuto Ioka Outlasts Akira Yaegashi In A War". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved June 20, 2012.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- Boxing - Ioka steps up to win WBA light-fly belt Yahoo Eurosport UK December 31, 2012
- Kazuto Ioka relinquished his 108-pound belt http://www.wbanews.com/ February 28, 2014
- "Amnat Ruenroeng hands Kazuto Ioka first loss by decision". The Ring. May 7, 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
- "Kazuto Ioka takes WBA flyweight title from Juan Carlos Reveco". ESPN. April 22, 2015.
- "WBA orders Ioka vs Reveco rematch". World Boxing Association. May 20, 2015.
|Awards and achievements|
|WBC Strawweight Champion
February 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012
Title next held byXiong Zhao Zhong
|WBA Minimumweight Champion
June 20, 2012 – October 3, 2012
Title next held byRyo Miyazaki
Title last held byRomán González
Promoted to Super Champion
|WBA Light Flyweight Champion
December 31, 2012 – February 28, 2014
Regular Title until January 14, 2014
Title next held byAlberto Rossel
Juan Carlos Reveco
|WBA Flyweight Champion
April 22, 2015 – present
Regular Title until September 14, 2016