Kosei Tanaka Vacates WBO Flyweight Title, PBC On FS1 2/1 Ratings | Fight-Size Boxing Update

Here's your fight-size boxing update for February 4, 2020:

- Kosei Tanaka has announced he is vacating the WBO flyweight title in order to move up in weight and become a four-division titlist. Tanaka is the WBO “Super Champion” which means he could request the WBO to name him the mandatory challenger to Kazuto Ioka’s super flyweight title.

Historical Evolution of MMA

- The February 1 PBC on FS1 card headlined by Yordenis Ugas vs. Mike Dallas Jr. averaged 324,000 viewers (129,000 in the 18-49 demo) and drew a 0.21 household rating (0.10 in 18-49 demo). The prelim card, which also aired on FS1, drew 205,000 viewers a 0.05 rating in 18-49 demo.

- The WBC has suspended Alejandra Jimenez's recognition as the super middleweight world champion while it investigates an adverse finding in a VADA drug test from January 10. Jimenez has requested that her "B" sample be examined and the container will be opened on February 19.

- A behind the scenes look at the January 30 Matchroom Boxing USA card from Miami.

- PBC announced that Efe Ajagba will take on Razvan Cojanu in the co-main event fight of the March 7 PBC on FOX card from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. PBC also announced the non-televised undercard and these are the fights confirmed:

  • Zachary Ochoa vs. TBA
  • Robert Alfonso vs. Carlos Negron
  • Steven Torres vs. TBA
  • Francis Hogan (pro debut) vs. TBA

- Joe Goossen, Marcos Villegas join the Inside PBC Boxing crew for a PBC roundtable.

- Hopey Price will not fight on the February 8 Matchroom Boxing card from Sheffield, England due to an elbow injury.


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