Boxing Title Bouts Archive - December 2017

Hiroto Kyoguchi vs. Carlos Buitrago
Hiroto Kyoguchi defended his IBF strawweight belt for the first time by knocking out Carlos Buitrago of Nicaragua in the eighth round in Tokyo, Japan.
Ryoichi Taguchi vs. Milan Melindo
Japan's Ryoichi Taguchi won a bloody, hard-fought unanimous decision against the Philippines' Milan Melindo to unify two WBA and IBF junior flyweight belts in the final world title bout of 2017 at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.
Sho Kimura vs. Toshiyuki Igarashi
Japan's Sho Kimura made a successful first defense of his WBO flyweight belt by knocking out mandatory challenger and former world titleholder Toshiyuki Igarashi in the ninth round in Tokyo, Japan.
Ken Shiro vs. Gilberto Pedroza
Ken Shiro dropped Gilberto Pedroza twice during the fourth round and stopped him to retain his WBC light flyweight title in Yokohama, Japan.
Naoya Inoue vs. Yoan Boyeaux
Naoya Inoue easily retained his WBO junior bantamweight world title in a third-round demolition of Yoan Boyeaux at the Bunka Gym in Yokohama, Japan.
Billy Joe Saunders vs. David Lemieux
WBO middleweight world titleholder Billy Joe Saunders, fighting outside of the United Kingdom for the first time, cruised to a unanimous decision win against David Lemieux in Quebec, Canada.
Jeff Horn vs. Gary Corcoran
Jeff Horn ensured he would ring in the new year as the WBO welterweight champion of the world after defeating Gary Corcoran by technical knockout in the 11th round in Brisbane, Australia.
Caleb Truax vs. James DeGale
Caleb Truax stunned James DeGale and the London crowd as he became the new IBF super middleweight champion. Truax was the heavy underdog going into the figh, ranked outside the world’s top 50, but fought to a superb split decision win over DeGale.
Lee Selby vs. Eduardo Ramirez
Lee Selby made a fourth defence of his IBF world featherweight title by earning unanimous scores over the previously unbeaten Eduardo Ramirez at the Copper Box Arena in Stratford, east London.
Kenichi Ogawa vs. Tevin Farmer
Kenichi Ogawa was crowned IBF super featherweight world champion, edging out Tevin Farmer on a controversial split decision in Las Vegas, USA.
Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux
In a historic fight between two-time Olympic gold-medal winners, Vasyl Lomachenko did as he pleased against an overmatched and undersized Guillermo Rigondeaux, causing the Cuban fighter to quit with what he said was a left hand injury. Lomachenko retained his WBO junior lightweight world title.
Rey Vargas vs. Oscar Negrete
The WBC super bantamweight world titleholder Rey Vargas, with a significant height and reach advantage, overcame cuts over both eyes and dominated Oscar Negrete to retain his belt in New York, USA.
Angel Acosta vs. Juan Alejo
Angel Acosta knocked out Juan Alejo with a left to the jaw in the 10th round to claim vacant WBO super flyweight title at Madison Square Garden, New York, USA.
Sadam Ali vs. Miguel Cotto
Miguel Cotto closed out his 17-year career with a surprising unanimous decision loss to underdog Sadam Ali, who became a new WBO junior middleweight titleholder, at Madison Square Garden, New York.