On New Year's Eve in 2022, Joshua Franco and Kazuto Ioka competed in an entertaining 12-round unification fight that ended in a draw. Ioka, desperate to defeat Franco, has since vacated the WBO super flyweight title to face him in a rematch, which takes place on June 24.
The pair will vie for Franco's WBA 115-pound title at the Ota-City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.
Here's what you need to know about Tszyu vs. Ocampo.
Date: Saturday, June 24
Start time: 4 a.m. ET | 1 a.m. PT | 9 a.m. BST | 6 p.m. AEST
Main event: 7:30 a.m. ET | 4:30 a.m. PT | 12:30 p.m. BST | 9:30 p.m. AEST
Joshua Franco vs. Kazuto Ioka 2 is on June 24. The main card starts at 4 a.m. ET | 1 a.m. PT | 9 a.m. BST | 6 p.m. AEST. Both fighters should make their way to the ring around 7:30 a.m. ET | 4:30 a.m. PT | 12:30 p.m. BST | 9:30 p.m. AEST, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
“I was the busier fighter, but my punches weren’t as clear as I wanted,” Franco said . "This time, I want to dominate in the same way but make it clearer for this fight.”
Kazuto Ioka 2:
"Fighting a title defense was not an option for us at all," Ioka said. "The point is to carry on the fight from last year in the next bout and settle the matter with [Franco].”
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