Katsunari Takayama

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Interview: Katsunari Takayama

It has been a long, memorable ride for five-time former minimumweight and mini-flyweight champion Katsunari Takayama (32-8, 12 KOs). But if history is any guide, the cagy veteran may still have a few tricks up his sleeve when he comes to Arlington, Texas tomorrow to take on the heavily favored Elwin Soto (18-1, 12 KOs) in a 12-round junior flyweight title fight for Soto’s WBO belt. Make no mistake, Soto, who is favored by as much as 7-1 to retain his world title belt, is expected by most pundits to retain his title.
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Elwin Soto vs. Katsunari Takayama in Play For Canelo-Saunders

Mexico's Elwin 'Pulga' Soto already has an opponent in place to defend the World Boxing Organization's junior flyweight championship on May 8 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The contest would be part of the undercard to the super middleweight unification between Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders. According to...
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Katsunari Takayama News

Elwin Soto will defend his WBO flyweight world title against former strawweight champion Katsunari Takayama on May 8, sources told ESPN. There’s something about the lower weight divisions that make for stunning fights. Perhaps the lack of mainstream attention forces smaller fighters to fight that little bit harder for recognition.
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Elwin Soto vs Katsunari Takayama title fight joins Canelo-Saunders on May 8th

Just a week after joining forces with Matchroom Boxing, WBO light flyweight champion Elwin Soto has his next assignment. ESPN’s Salvador Rodriguez reports that “La Pulga” will face multiple-time minimumweight champion Katsunari Takayami on DAZN’s May 9th Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders card. A win will likely set up...