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2021-01-19
RINGS AROUND THE WORLD- January 14 through January 16- TTR ranked bantamweight Takuma Inoue and welterweight Ryota Toyoshima Win OPBF Titles; Bastida and Ocampo Also Among Winners
Pictured: Takuma Inoue


During the three-day period of Thursday, January 14 through Saturday, January 16, TTR #9 ranked bantamweight contender Takuma Inoue and welterweight Ryota Toyoshima dethroned reigning OPBF champions, Lucas Brian Ariel Bastida retained the South American middleweight title, Carlos Daniel Cordoba made a successful defense of the FAB Argentine super lightweight title, super welterweight Carlos Ocampo blew out veteran Abraham Juarez in 79 seconds, and prospects Katsuki Mori, Ryutaro Nakagaki, Milan Prat, and Dylan Price remained unbeaten.

In addition, regionally ranked Chikato Sumida was held to an upset draw by veteran journeyman Ken Achiwa, super lightweight Shinard Bunch knocked out Dieumerci Nzau, welterweight Jorge "Chino" Garcia outpointed Jose "Berna" Lozano, Rafael Guzman stopped welterweight Francisco Javier Hernandez, Grigor Saruhanian drew with Boban Ilioski, and John Chuwa returned with a points win over 2-fight novice Juma Hassan Amani.

Thursday, January 14, 2021-

Tokyo, Japan-

OPBF Bantamweight Title-
Takuma Inoue (The Ring #6, WBC #7, WBO #7, TTR #9, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board #9; 14-1, 3 KOs)
Unan. Tech. Dec. 9 2:25
Champion Keita Kurihara (IBF #4; 15-6, 13 KOs)
- Kurihara had won 12 of his last 13 bouts coming into his defense against Inoue.
- An accidental clash of heads, which resulted in Kurihara being badly cut, brought the bout to an end.
- The bout was scored up to the point of the stoppage.
- Inoue had outboxed Kurihara throughout the contest and won by the scores of 89-82, 89-82, and 90-81.

Minimumweight Bout-
Katsuki Mori (8-0, 1 KO)
Unan. Dec. 8
Sora Takeda (6-2, 1 KO)
- The 20-year-old Mori won by three 77-75 scores. This was his stiffest test as a pro. Takeda, also 20, owns decision wins over Tomoki Shibanuma and previously undefeated Phanuwit Siriwong.

Super Flyweight Bout-
Ryutaro Nakagaki (2-0, 2 KOs)
KO-4 2:26
Yuki Okinori (10-6-2, 3 KOs)

Saturday, January 16, 2021-

Tokyo, Japan-

OPBF Welterweight Title-
Ryota Toyoshima (13-2-1, 8 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 12
Champion Riku Nagahama (12-3-1, 4 KOs)
- Toyoshima, ranked #1 by the JBC and #12 by the OPBF, won by the scores of 116-111, 115-112, and 117-110.

Bantamweight Bout-
Chikato Sumida (9-3-1, 1 KO)
Split Dec. Draw 8
Ken Achiwa (12-15-6, 4 KOs)
- The regionally ranked Sumida (OPBF #13 at 115) was held to an upset draw by the veteran journeyman Achiwa. The scores were 76-76, 77-75 for Sumida, and 77-75 for Achiwa.

Drancy, Seine-Saint-Denis, France-

Middleweight Bout-
Milan Prat (8-0, 5 KOs)
TKO-2
Davit Makaradze (20-15-1, 11 KOs)
- The 21-year-old Prat weighed in at 156 1/4; Makaradze, 41, at 160.
- This was Makaradze's sixth consecutive loss.

Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, Argentina-

South American Middleweight Title-
Champion Lucas Brian Ariel Bastida (16-1, 9 KOs)
TKO-3 1:06
German Ignacio Peralta (8-8-5, 1 KO)
- Peralta had only won 3 of his last 8 bouts but each of the three wins was an impressive upset. He unanimously outpointed both previously undefeated prospect Marcelo Alejandro Farias and veteran Tomas Andres Reynoso and stopped veteran Cristian Fabian Rios in the first round. It was the first time in his 38-bout professional career that Rios had been stopped.
- Bastida floored Peralta in round 3.

FAB Argentine Super Lightweight Title-
Champion Carlos Daniel Cordoba (13-6, 2 NCs, 2 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 10
Martin Antonio Coggi (37-10-3, 1 ND, 18 KOs)
- The scores were 98-92, 100-90, and 100-90.

Chester, Pennsylvania, USA-

Bantamweight Bout-
Dylan Price (12-0, 1 ND, 9 KOs)
TKO-3 0:52
Samuel Gutierrez (16-30-6, 6 KOs)

Super Lightweight Bout-
Shinard Bunch (11-1, 1 NC, 10 KOs)
KO-3
Dieumerci Nzau (11-14, 8 KOs)

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico-

Super Welterweight Bout-
Carlos "Chema" Ocampo (WBO #11; 28-1, 18 KOs as per BoxRec; 29-1, 19 KOs as per FightNews and BoxingScene)
KO-1 1:19
Abraham "Pitbull' Juarez (17-7, 6 KOs as per BoxRec; 20-7, 8 KOs as per FightNews and BoxingScene)

Welterweight Bout-
Jorge "Chino" Garcia (Jorge Luis Garcia Perez; 19-2, 16 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
Jose "Berna" Lozano (Jose Bernardino Lozano; 6-1, 6 KOs as per BoxRec; 8-1, 8 KOs as per FightNews and BoxigScene)
- The scores were 79-72, 78-73, and 77-74.

Welterweight Bout-
Rafael Guzman (22-1-1, 1 NC, 14 KOs)
TKO-4 3:00
Francisco Javier Hernandez (12-5-1, 7 KOs)
- Guzman weighed in at 143 1/2; Hernandez at 146.

Sofia, Bulgaria-

Cruiserweight Bout-
Grigor Saruhanian (12-5-1, 6 KOs)
Maj. Dec. Draw 4
Boban Ilioski (1-0-1, 1 KO)
- The 34-year-old Armenia-born Bulgarian Saruhanian weighed in at 181 1/4. Ilioski, a 24-year-old Macedonian, tipped the scale at 180.
- The scores were 38-37 for Saruhanian, 38-38, and 37-37.

Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania-

Super Bantamweight Bout-
John "Ninja" Chuwa (19-4, 10 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 4
Juma Hassan Amani (0-2)
- This was the 22-year-old Chuwa's first bout since his TKO-2 win over William Kianga on November 23, 2019. Amani, 24, was fighting for the first time since his MD 4 loss to Angelo Leonard Chamlungu on June 22, 2019.
- Chuwa weighed in at 121; Amani at 121 3/4.
- The scores were 39-37, 40-36, and 39-37.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt