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Fourteen-fight Kazuto Ioka aims for fourth world title at third weight on May 7

Phil Jay 05/05/2014

The amazing career of Kazuto Ioka continues this Wednesday in Osaka as the 25 year-old aims to pick up yet another world title in his short, but eventful five-year career.

In just fourteen fights, the Japanses puncher has won three world titles at two different weight classes, winning his first in just his sixth fight when overthrowing Oleydong Sithsamerchai for the WBC minimumweight belt in 2011.

Ioka, who just missed out on earning a place at the Olympic in 2008, fights fellow-undefeated boxer Amnat Ruenroeng in a bid to claim his fourth at a third weight-class as the IBF flyweight title is up for grabs at the famous Bodymaker Colosseum.

Ruenroeng himself has racked up 12 straight victories since entering the paid ranks in 2012 and won the red belt with an impressive win over the experienced Rocky Fuentes this past January.

One of these talented fighters is set to drop a first defeat on the night, although the fresh-faced Ioka goes into the clash a hot favourite to dethrone 34 year-old Ruenroeng and prolong his remarkable pro run.

Also on the bill, Katsurani Takayama defends his IBF minimumweight title against Shin Ono, whilst super-flyweight Sho Ishida will attempt to keep his perfect record in tact in an eight round non-title clash.

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