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Boxing News: Teraji vs Budler / Tenshin / Enríquez vs Zamora

World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association Light Flyweight Champion, Kenshiro Teraji from Japan, will defend his crowns against the former world champion from South Africa, Hekkie Budler, on Monday, September 18 at the Koto-Ku Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

Teraji (21-1, 13 KOs) won his first world title by defeating Ganigan Lopez for the WBC 108-pound belt in May 2018.

He made eight defenses before losing the belt via 10th-round TKO against Masamichi Yabuki in September 2021.

The 31-year-old avenged his only loss by knocking out Yabuki in the third round of their March 2022 rematch to regain the title.

Teraji then stopped Hiroto Kyoguchi last November, in the seventh round, to unify the WBC and WBA titles. He defended his unified championship with a ninth-round TKO against then-undefeated contender Anthony Olascuaga in April.

Budler (35-4, 11 KOs) captured the WBA minimumweight world title with a first-round knockout victory against Karluis Diaz in March 2014.

He made four defenses before losing the belt to Byron Rojas in March 2014. 2016. Two years later, he defeated Ryoichi Taguchi to capture the WBA and IBF light flyweight titles.

He vacated his IBF belt and lost the WBA title in his first defense, a 10th-round TKO loss to Hiroto Kyguchi in December 2018.

The 35-year-old vintage veteran is 3-0 since losing his title, including a decision win over former WBO champion Elwin Soto.

The fight is organized by Teiken Promotions and will be broadcast on ESPN in the United States.

World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association Light Flyweight Champion, Kenshiro Teraji from Japan, will defend his crowns against the former world champion from South Africa, Hekkie Budler, on Monday, September 18 at the Koto-Ku Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

Teraji (21-1, 13 KOs) won his first world title by defeating Ganigan Lopez for the WBC 108-pound belt in May 2018.

He made eight defenses before losing the belt via 10th-round TKO against Masamichi Yabuki in September 2021.

The 31-year-old avenged his only loss by knocking out Yabuki in the third round of their March 2022 rematch to regain the title.

Teraji then stopped Hiroto Kyoguchi last November, in the seventh round, to unify the WBC and WBA titles. He defended his unified championship with a ninth-round TKO against then-undefeated contender Anthony Olascuaga in April.

Budler (35-4, 11 KOs) captured the WBA minimumweight world title with a first-round knockout victory against Karluis Diaz in March 2014.

He made four defenses before losing the belt to Byron Rojas in March 2014. 2016. Two years later, he defeated Ryoichi Taguchi to capture the WBA and IBF light flyweight titles.

He vacated his IBF belt and lost the WBA title in his first defense, a 10th-round TKO loss to Hiroto Kyguchi in December 2018.

The 35-year-old vintage veteran is 3-0 since losing his title, including a decision win over former WBO champion Elwin Soto.

The fight is organized by Teiken Promotions and will be broadcast on ESPN in the United States.

On Saturday, September 9, two-time world champion, Kenia Enríquez and former triple world champion Ibeth ‘La Roca’ Zamora, will dispute the interim flyweight championship of the World Boxing Council (WBC).

In an intense duel, two of the best of the 50,802 kilograms / 112 pound division, Kenia Stephanie Enriquez Rosas and Ibeth Zamora Silva will collide. It promises to be a vintage classic.

Kenia Enríquez, former champion of the World Boxing Council, at 29 years of age, and with a record of 26 victories, 11 of these by KO and a defeat, will seek to be crowned world champion again, with an encounter that promises to be one of the best of 2023.

While former WBC straw and fly champion, Ibeth Zamora, at 34 years of age, possess a record of 33 fights victories, 13 knockouts, seven defeats, is confident of obtaining a resounding victory in order to reign again as green and gold monarch.

Both spoke to the WBC via zoom and this is what they commented.

Ibeth Zamora

“It is an honor for me to fight for the WBC belt once again. I want to bring this beautiful belt to Huichotitlan. I am very grateful to Roberto Díaz for his support and commitment. We are working very hard to get this victory.

I feel very lucky to fight Kenia. I am very sure that we will give you one of the best fights of this year.

Kenia Enriquez

I am very happy to be with you. I hope to see you in person soon. I know the magnitude of this fight and that is why I am preparing hard. Ibeth Zamora is quite an institution in boxing. It’s an honor for me to face her.”

I feel very good. I have worked with a multidisciplinary team to be in excellent condition. This September 9 you will see my best version.

Robert Diaz

Thank you very much to all the media and the WBC. It is a pride for me to represent Ibeth Zamora. She is a tremendous champion and person. This fight has all the ingredients to be a great battle. Here it will be seen who is the best in this division.

The #1 ranked against the #2 ranked. For a few weeks now both fighters have been in preparation.

We are waiting for confirmation to define the venue. Possibly it will be Monterrey. We are sure that this fight will be one of the best of this 2023.