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Ioka wins vacant WBA 108lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Kazuto Ioka, Japan, acquired the vacant WBA light-flyweight belt by scoring a fine TKO victory over Mexican Jose Rodriguez at 2:50 of the sixth round on Monday in Osaka, Japan. Ioka floored the Mexican three times–once in the first round and twice more in the fatal sixth to show his sharpness. Ioka gained his second world belt in his only eleventh pro bout, which is the new record here in Japan. (More to come)

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