March 3, 2016


Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (24-0-2, 17 KOs) will participate in his tenth defense when he faces former WBA 115-pound ruler Liborio Solis (23-3-1, 10 KOs), Venezuela, tomorrow (Friday) in Kyoto, Japan. On the same bill, his stablemate Yu Kimura (18-2-1, 3 KOs) will put his WBC light-flyweight belt on the line against Mexican veteran Ganigan Lopez (26-6, 17 KOs) over twelve rounds.

At the weigh-in ceremony, Yamanaka scales in at 117.75 pounds, while Solis at 117.5. Kimura tipped the beam at 107.5 to 107 for Lopez.

WBC officials are as follows:
(1) Yamanaka vs. Solis
Referee: Ian John-Luis (UK)
Judges: Cathy Leonard (US), Gary Ritter (US), Juan Carlos Parayo (Mexico)

(2) Kimura vs. Lopez
Referee: Vic Drakulich (US)
Judges: same as in the main event
Supervisor: Duane Ford (for both title bouts)

This card is presented by Akihiko Hondafs Teiken Promotions.


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