Ogawa Suspended, Stripped of IBF Title
While Canelo Alvarez’ suspension got wide coverage yesterday, IBF super featherweight champion Kenichi Ogawa has also been handed a suspension by the Nevada State Athletic commission.
Ogawa’s suspension came from his December 2017 victory over Tevin Farmer, where he won the IBF crown in Las Vegas. Ogawa would be hit with not only a six month suspension on Wednesday, but also fined 20% of his purse, his title stripped from him, and his title reign deemed to have never happened.
On Thursday, Teiken, Ogawa’s promotional company, held a press conference where Ogawa would proclaim his innocence.
Teiken have backed up their fighter, claiming they handed over medications, supplements, and food that Ogawa was using/eating prior to the fight. The promotion company claims that doctors have blamed it on skin medication Ogawa was using.
With the title now vacant, Tevin Farmer will get a second chance at the title in a rumored fight against Billy Dib.
Original Story: Asian Boxing