Boxing News

Japan Update

By Joe Koizumi

WBA bantam champ Koki Kameda (31-1, 17 KOs), a Japanese southpaw, will make his eighth defense against Jungoh Son (20-4-2, 6 KOs), a Korean veteran, on Tuesday in Cheju, Korea.

On November 28, WBA female light minimumweight champ Ayaka Miyao will risk her belt against top contender Gretchen Abaniel, from the Philippines, in Tokyo. Also, Kayoko Ebata, OPBF flyweight titlist, will dispute the vacant IBF female mini-flyweight belt against top contender Nancy Franco, Mexico, over ten.

Japanese super-fly champ Teiru Kinoshita will defend his national belt against Ryuta Otsuka in Kobe on November 24. Japanese heavyweight ruler Kyotaro Fujimoto will make his first defense against Kotatsu Masataka Takehara in Tokyo on November 25. Japanese super-welter titlist Tadashi Yuba, a veteran southpaw, will put his belt on the line against top contender Yoshihisa Tonimura in Tokyo.

Many Japanese press people already arrived in Korea to cover the Kameda-Son title bout, which will be shown live from Korea by TBS Television at 10 pm tomorrow.

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