Japan’s Katsunari Takayama retained his International Boxing Federation minimumweight title on Wednesday, beating compatriot Shin Ono with a unanimous decision by the judges.
It will be Takayama’s first fight at home in four years and five months. He gave up his Japanese professional boxing license in late 2009 to concentrate on fighting abroad. But he regained the license in July after winning the IBF crown.
IBF minimum-weight champion Katsunari Takayama of Japan, right, delivers a punch to compatriot Ryuji Hara during the seventh round of their title match in Osaka, on Sept. 27, 2015.
Katsunari Takayama He is a five-time minimumweight world champion, having held the WBC title in 2005, the IBF title twice between 2013 and 2015, and the WBO title twice between 2014 and 2017. He also held the WBA interim title from to 2006 to 2007.
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