Boxing Title Bouts Archive - April 2023

Joe Cordina vs. Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov
Joe Cordina became a two-time IBF junior lightweight titleholder by edging Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov by 12-round split decision in an excellent fight at the Cardiff International Arena in Cardiff, Wales.
David Morrell vs. Yamaguchi Falcao
David Morrell, the unbeaten Cuban super middleweight blew out late replacement Yamaguchi Falcao in Showtime Pay-Per-View’s co-feature before Gervonta Davis fought Ryan Garcia in the main event at T-Mobile Arena. Morrell knocked Falcao stiff with a vicious right hook in the first round of a scheduled 12-round fight for Morrell’s secondary WBA super middleweight title.
Ginjiro Shigeoka vs. Rene Mark Cuarto
The unbeaten Ginjiro Shigeoka won the interim IBF strawweight title following a ninth-round knockout of former full IBF champ Rene Mark Cuarto. Shigeoka was down in the opening round but stormed back to score three knockdowns and force a stoppage at 2:55 of round nine Sunday at Yoyogi #2 Gymnasium in Tokyo.
Yudai Shigeoka vs. Wilfredo Mendez
Japanese southpaw Yudai Shigeoka defeated Puerto Rican former world champion Wilfredo “Bimbito” Méndez by knockout in the seventh round, to win the WBC interim strawweight title in Tokyo, Japan.
Zhilei Zhang vs. Joe Joyce
Zhilei Zhang caused a stunning upset when he stopped Joe Joyce in the sixth round of a crazy fight for the interim WBO heavyweight title at the Copper Box Arena in London.
Marlon Tapales vs. Murodjon Akhmadaliev
Marlon Tapales became the Philippines's latest world champion with a split-decision win over Murodjon Akhmadaliev last night in San Antonio, Texas. Tapales picked up the IBF and super WBA belts at super bantamweight in a close fight that many thought could have gone either way.
Takuma Inoue vs. Liborio Solis
Takuma Inoue claimed the vacant WBA bantamweight belt with a twelve-round, unanimous decision win over former WBA junior bantamweight titlist Liborio Solis in Tokyo, Japan.
Brian Mendoza vs. Sebastian Fundora
Brian Mendoza put himself into the discussion for Upset of the Year when he knocked out Sebastian Fundora in the seventh round on Showtime, and also became the wrench thrown into the works at 154 lbs, snagging the WBC interim title and putting himself right in line for more big fights.
Kenshiro Teraji vs. Anthony Olascuaga
Kenshiro Teraji, the reigning lineal, super WBA and WBC junior flyweight champion turned away a stiff challenge from late-notice challenger Anthony Olascuaga to earn a ninth-round knockout victory in Tokyo, Japan.
Jesse Rodriguez vs. Christian Gonzalez
Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez defeated Christian Gonzalez to claim the vacant WBO world flyweight title in San Antonio, USA.
Robeisy Ramirez vs. Isaac Dogboe
The two-time Olympic gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez joined the ranks of boxing's titlists with a convincing win over Isaac Dogboe, earning a unanimous decision to win the WBO featherweight championship at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Oklahoma, USA.