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Ioka hasn't fought since retaining the WBA title on a decision over Thailand's Noknoi Sittiprasert in Osaka last April.
His father cited "lack of motivation" in suggesting retirement and Ioka made it official a few days ago.
I couldn't have beaten him without the support of my fans on my home ground," said Ioka, 23.
Ioka took a 2-1 split lead after eight rounds and drew blood from Yaegashi's nose in the 11th round before being declared the winner.
He tasked the Exeter Theater Company, the nonprofit formed to save the theater in the wake of its closure, with restoring the Ioka and to recruit 1,000 members by the end of March.
He was outclassed by Alberto Rossel last April and, without winning or fighting his way back into contention, was sent to Japan where he served as cannon fodder for Kazuto Ioka in a 108-lb title bout.
The money was used toward a $10,000 non-refundable deposit to take ownership of the Ioka Theater in downtown Exeter with the goal of creating the Ioka Digital & Performing Arts Center.
Isuzu spokesman Tadashi Ioka stated that the automaker is currently exporting finished vehicles to Saudi Arabia, and is considering various ways to expand its business in the Kingdom.
Some months back, the WBA ordered a mandatory fight for Estrada against Japanese contender Kazuto Ioka, a former world title holder.
After 93 years, the Ioka Theater in Exeter will be is closing its doors Christmas Eve.
According to Aldeguer, Zanfer (Estrada's promoter) has informed them that they received a mandatory letter from the World Boxing Association for Estrada to fight current WBA world flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka, thus forcing them to push back the Nietes-Estrada bout.
The Ioka on Water Street in Exeter is said to have been given its Indian name, meaning "playground," shortly after its 1915 opening by a girl scout who later became the theater's first cashier.