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Valladares-Shigeoka IBF minimumweight title fight ends in no contest

Jan 07, 2023 7:01 am

Fifth-ranked challenger Ginjiro Shigeoka failed to capture the International Boxing Federation minimumweight title as the fight with champion Daniel Valladares of Mexico was declared no contest following an accidental head butt in the third round, in which Valladares failed to continue fighting on Jan. 6 at EDION Arena Osaka.

Since the fight ended 2 minutes and 48 seconds in the round, it did not come into effect in accordance with the relevant rules.

The 23-year-old Shigeoka, southpaw, landed strong straight lefts and hooks chiefly to the body and appeared to have controlled the fight until the accident.

While the 28-year-old Valladares, who is making his first defense of the title he captured from Rene Mark Cuarto of the Philippines last July, occasionally connected with right hooks, he looked listless after the accidental head butt, in which Valladares’ head appeared to have hit Shigeoka’s jaw when the Mexican attempted to get inside.

Valladares, then, suddenly looked bearish even after he was given a few minutes of recess. Since he appeared to have no intention to continue the fight, the referee finally called off the fight, and no decision was announced.

With the no contest, Valladares now has a record of 26 wins, including 15 knockouts, against three losses and a draw with one no contest. For his part, undefeated Shigeoka has a record of eight wins, including six knockouts, with one no contest.

The fight, part of 3150FIGHIT vol.4 boxing series, served as the chief supporting card for the World Boxing Organization minimumweight championship bout between Shigeoka’s stablemate and champion Masataka Taniguchi and Melvin Jerusalem of the Philippines, in which Jerusalem grabbed the title with a second-round technical knockout.

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