Earlier today we were informed that 2015 Rookie of the Year MVP Renji Ichimura (6-2, 5) [市村 蓮司] would be back in action on March 13th in a 6 round bout against the once beaten Takuya Mizuno (7-1-1, 7) [水野 拓哉].
The bout will be the headline bout for the show, "Super Fight Vol.48", and will be scheduled for the 6 round distance.
Ichimura made a name for himself last year, winning 4 of his 5 bouts. Those included opening round KO wins against Jin Miura in the Eastern Japan Rookie of the Year final and against Takaaki Kanai in the All Japan final. Despite having two losses he is a genuinely dangerous fighter who has recorded 4 opening round stoppages in 8 bouts and is really dangerous in the early stages of bouts.
Of course Ichimura isn't the only one with power coming in to this bout with Mizuno having stopped everyone he has beaten so far, including 4 stoppage wins last year in a combined 8 rounds. Whilst he was beaten last time out, losing a close decision to Tenta Kiyose, that was in the West Japan Rookie of the Year final.
Given the styles and power of both men this really should be a treat for fans at the Aioi Hall in Aichi.
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