SHOCKER: THREE-TIME CHAMP IOKA RETIRES


December 31, 2017

TOKYO, JAPAN

Three-time world champion Kazuto Ioka (22-1, 13 KOs), a still 28-year-old Japanese boxer, astoundingly announced his retirement from the ring at a press conference in Yokohama, Japan, on New Yearfs Eve. Ioka previously gained the belts in the minimum, light-fly and flyweight categories to his credit. The baby-faced skillful boxer got married famous singer Nana Tanimura this May, which reportedly produced his split with his father/manager/promoter/trainer Kazunori. His father announced Kazutofs relinquishment of the WBA 112-pound belt without the champfs attendance in Osaka on November 9, and itfs Kazutofs turn that he publicly announced his farewell to boxing without his fatherfs appearance. There is an uncertified rumor that Kazuto may have a possibility to go and fight in the US.


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