Monday Meet and Greet: Kazuto Ioka

Tyler CurtisAnalyst IFebruary 14, 2011

The Japanese continue to dominate the Monday Meet and Greet as I showcase the second Japanese fighter in three weeks. Kazuto Ioka took the undefeated record and title for Oleydong Sitchsamerchai.

He is now the fastest Japanese fighter ever to win a world title with just seven fights. Sithsamerchai sported a 35-0-1 record but appeared to be on the decline in his last few.

Ioka floored Sithsamerchai in the second and put him down for good with a beautiful shot to the body. It appears that Ioka will go back up in weight as making 105 is hard.

Watch the fight here:

Part 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZLq2GXC8fc

Part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHbaCJTrLpM

Record: 7-0 (5 KO)

Ring Ranking: Not ranked

Age: 21

Height: 5’5”

Stance: Orthodox

Best Wins: Oleydong Sithsamerchai (TKO 5 won WBC minimumweight title)

Losses: None

Titles Won: Japanese light flyweight title, WBC minimumweight title

Rounds Boxed: 49

KO Percentage: 71.43 %

Fight I Want to See: All signs point to him moving up, so there is a good chance that he will fight Roman Gonzalez in a absolutely great fight.

Gonzalez is an undefeated, monster punching light flyweight who has a record of 27-0 (23 KO). This fight would be a chess match between puncher and boxer.

What is in his future: If he doesn’t move up, a fight with someone like Michael Landero, who is a light hitting minimumweight with a decent enough record, would make sense.

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