Tokyo, Japan: Super Bantam: Ryosuke Iwasa (19-1) W TKO 2 Ricardo Roa (12-10-2). Welter: Koki Koshikawa (4-0) W KO 1 Sandi Korga (4-7).
Iwasa vs. Roa
Iwasa easily disposes of substitute Roa. The IBF No 3(1) had the Filipino No 14 cut in the first round and floored him in the second with the referee stopping the fight. The 25-year-old Japanese southpaw, a former undefeated JBC and OPBF champion, was to have fought IBF No 5(3) Sergio Perales in an IBF final eliminator but Perales dropped out injured and was replaced by Roa. Iwasa’s only loss was to future WBC bantam champion Shinsuke Yamanaka in 2011 and this is his 11th win since then. Roa, 25 has lost 3 of his last 4 fights.