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Kazuto Ioka Focused on Retaining Title




Kazuto Ioka, the four-division and reigning WBA junior bantamweight titlist, is gearing up for a high-stakes title defense against challenger Josber Perez this Sunday in Tokyo.


While Ioka had hoped for a more high-profile matchup, he is focused on the task at hand and is determined to put on a spectacular performance.


"I have to show that I'm on a different level and win by a landslide," Ioka stated, emphasizing the pressure on him as the defending champion.

Ioka, with a record of 30-2-1 and 15 knockouts, is heavily favored by bet365 sportsbook to win the fight. Originally, the date was set for a unification bout against Juan Francisco Estrada, but negotiations fell through, leaving Ioka to face Perez in a voluntary defense.


Perez, with a record of 20-3 and 18 knockouts, enters the fight as an underdog, but he is determined to upset Ioka and claim the title.


Despite the potential for future high-profile matchups, Ioka remains focused on his upcoming fight and is fully committed to retaining his title.


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