July 28th 2018-Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida, USA
Masayuki Ito (23-1-1, 12) vs Christopher Diaz (23-0, 15)
Earlier this year Masayuki Ito [伊藤 雅雪] travelled to Florida to face off with the unbeaten Puerto Rican Christopher Diaz in a bout for the WBO Super Featherweight title.
March 3rd 2018-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Masayuki Ito (22-1-1, 11) Vs Vergil Puton (19-9, 8)
Earlier today WBO #1 ranked Super Featherweight contender Masayuki Ito [伊藤 雅雪]took on teak tough Filipino visitor Vergil Puton in a bout at the Korakuen Hall.
September 2nd 2017-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Masayuki Ito (20-1-1, 9) Vs Glenn Enterina (11-2-1, 8)
Earlier today Japanese fight fans saw world ranked Super Featherweight Masayuki Ito [伊藤 雅雪] take on Filipino Glenn Enterina
April 13th 2017-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Masayuki Ito (20-1-1, 9) vs Lorenzo Villanueva (32-2-0-1, 28)
Last week Japanese fans at the Korakuen Hall had the chance to see Masayuki Ito [伊藤 雅雪] attempt to defend the WBO Asia Pacific Super Featherweight title against big punching Filipino Lorenzo Villanueva.
December 31st 2016-Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
Masayuki Ito (19-1-1, 9) Vs Takuya Watanabe (30-6-1, 16)
One of the final bouts of 2016 saw Masayuki Ito [伊藤 雅雪] and Takuya Watanabe [渡邉 卓也] face off in a bout to unify the OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific Super Featherweight titles.
July 28th 2016-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Masayuki Ito (18-1-1, 8) vs Ernie Sanchez (15-7-1, 6)
Earlier this week Japanese fans saw Masayuki Ito [伊藤 雅雪] battle against Ernie Sanchez, with the local fighter looking to defend the OPBF Super Featherweight title.
December 14th 2015-Korakuen Hall Tokyo, Japan
Masayuki Ito (17-1-1, 8) vs Shingo Eto (17-3-1, 9)
The Super Featherweight division in Japan is red hot right now and it's hard to tell who is the best of the emerging pack. Two of the notable youngsters met at the end of last year when OPBF champion Masayuki Ito [伊藤 雅雪] battled against Shingo Eto [江藤 伸悟] in what was a brilliant match up on paper.
August 10th 2015- Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Masayuki Ito (16-1-1, 7) Vs Dai Iwai (17-3-1, 6)
Over the last 18 months we've seen Masayuki Ito develop from a fighter unknown outside of Japan to a young man that many are tipping as a potential star in the Super Featherweight division, somewhere down the line. This past week we saw him battle against fellow Japanese fighter Dai Iwai in a contest for the OPBF title at 130lbs.
*Note-Several rounds of this fight were not aired.
The Japanese domestic scene at Super Featherweight and Lightweight are extremely strong right now with real depth in both divisions. That depth has seen some fighters becoming over-looked as others have taken the spotlight. One of those to have been over-looked is Masayuki Ito who showed his ability against Masao Nakamura earlier this year. Although talented Ito has a reputation as someone who is happy to box off his jab and not look for a stoppage.
In his most recent bout however we found out that Ito can stand his ground, put his punches together and land hurtful shots when he feels like making a statement. That's exactly when he did when he faced Filipino fighter Ryan Sermona. Sermona was forced to eat some very heavy shots very early in the bout, those shots, although not concussive, were damaging enough to open up a cut that results in Sermona being stopped inside a round.
(Footage courtesy of nov K)
The main event to the recent "Dangan 108" show was a bout described as "The Battle" between the explosive and heavy handed Masao Nakamura and the light hitting but very skilled Masayuki Ito.
Going into the bout many figured Nakamura as the #4 Super Featherweight in Japan behind WBA champion Takashi Uchiyama, WBC champion Takashi Miura and top challenger Daiki Kaneko, not only did they feel he was #4 in Japan but he was also a clear world ranked fighter. Ito on the other hand had the clear intention of taking that high position domestically and the high world rankings that Nakamura had.
The bout, between puncher and boxer, was one of those that really was often a case of "what do you like?" And we'd understand people picking against the official result, which we won't spoil, but we also see many people siding with the official result due to how the fight was fought which really never saw either man completely in control of the action.
We hope you enjoy this one, we did even though it wasn't a FOTY contender.
(Video courtesy of 45412380)
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