Boxing Result

Iwabuchi keeps Japanese 140lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Hard-punching southpaw footworker Shinya Iwabuchi (19-3, 15 KOs), 140, showed a lackluster performance and failed to realize a highly expected KO victory and kept his Japanese national 140-pound belt by earning a unanimous but less impressive decision (98-93 twice and 97-93) over JBC#7 contender Tsuyoshi Ozawa (13-4-1, 2 KOs), 140, over ten monotonous rounds in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday. Iwabuchi, a beetle-haired Bruce Lee stylist, captured the throne by finishing defending champ Yuji Wauke in his previous bout, but couldn’t display his vaunted power but in round six when he almost sink the game but durable challenger with persistent body bombardments. Iwabuchi, however, appeared to thereafter forget where the stomach or solar plexus was. The OPBF#2 Iwabuchi, 26, had better correct his bad habit of throwing a solid punch at a time and utilize his southpaw right lead more busily. Promoter: Be-Tight Promotions.

    Help Support®

    For 18 years,® has delivered daily boxing news to fight fans around the globe. From the beginning, we have always kept Fightnews free to our readers and relied on advertiser support. Anyway, the Miami Herald, The Guardian, and Wikipedia among others have been using the “crowdfunding” revenue model, so we thought we’d test it too.

    Please consider helping out. You’re not obligated to, but even a $1 pledge would really help. And if we reach our goal, we plan to upgrade our server and maybe even nuke the ads altogether. Wouldn’t that be nice?

    world boxing association

    world boxing council

    boxing news tips

    philly boxing history

    All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC.
    The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.