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Roman Gonzalez vs Kazuto Ioka fight scheduled for Feb. 18 WBA purse bid

An excellent fight between Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez and Kazuto Ioka has been scheduled for purse bid by the WBA.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

A fight between Roman Gonzalez and Kazuto Ioka is scheduled to go to purse bid on February 18, pitting arguably the two best sub-flyweight fighters in the sport against one another.

Gonzalez (34-0, 28 KO) held the WBA 105-pound title from 2008-10, moving up that year to win the interim belt at 108 pounds. In 2011, he became full champion at the weight, and is now considered "super champion" by the organization.

Ioka (11-0, 7 KO) is a 23-year-old Japanese phenom who held the WBC 105-pound belt, then unified it with the WBA title before moving up and winning the regular WBA world title at 108.

Both fighters tend to make for good fights, so it's more than just a significant fight for them, it's also a great fight on paper for fans. If the fight does get made, it will absolutely be one for all fans to mark down on their calendar and eagerly await.

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