Earlier today saw the announcement that former world title challenger Hisashi Amagasa (33-6-2, 21) [天笠 尚] would be returning to the ring on September 29th in a bout for the WBO Asia Pacific Featherweight title, with the elongated Japanese warrior taking on the always fun to watch Filipino Richard Pumicpic (19-8-2, 6).
The bout has been announced as the main event of A-sign Bee vol 6 and will take place at the Korakuen Hall, wih the two men battling for the title which has been vacated be Japanese based Filipino Genesis Servania, who is preparing for a WBO world title fight against Oscar Valdez.
The lanky Amagasa is best known for his bout Cuban supremo Guillermo Rigondeaux, who he dropped twice before being stopped with grotesque swelling around his face. Since that loss he has gone 5-1 (2) including a very tough win over Kinshiro Usui and an up and down battle with Surasit Klinkason. Despite being best known for his loss to Rigondeaux he is a former Japanese and OPBF champion and will be looking to claim his third professional title here, and move closer to getting a second wold title fight.
Although less well known Pumicpic is a little action man who has who has been a thorn in the side of Japanese boxers in the past, fighting to a draw with Yohei Tobe in 2013 and giving Ryosuke Iwasa real hell the following year. He is however best known for his 2016 war with Cesar Juarez, in what was a bit of an under-the-radar classic. Naturally Pumicpic is a Bantamweight, so will be fighting well above his typical fighting weight, but he will be looking to make the most of his small stature against Amagasa, who will tower above him.
For fans interested in watching this one it will be featured on the A-sign service on a pay-per-access basis.
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