YAMANAKA TO DEFEND WBC 118LB BELT AGAINST MEXICAN CARLSON


January 23, 2017

TOKYO, JAPAN

Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18 KOs) will defend his WBC bantamweight belt against Mexican Carlos Carlson (22-1, 13 KOs), NABF titlsit, in Tokyo, Japan, on March 2. It has been announced by Teiken Promotions today. Yamanaka, making his twelfth defense, said, gIfll try to show a good performance and defend my belt decisively. I got knocked down in the last two defenses, so Ifll also try to hit without getting hit. Ifll hone my gGodfs Lefth to display a fine victory.h

On the undercard, Japanese 130-pound champ Kenichi Ogawa, Yamanakafs stablemate, will face top contender Satoru Sugita with his belt on the line. The fight venue will be Ryogoku Sumo Arena (Kokugikan; national sports arena).

(1-23-2017)


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