The second generation fighter, who is the son of the insanely popular Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, will be back in the ring on July 27th, at the EDION Arena Osaka. The Japanese youngster will be stepping into 10 round territory for the bout and will be facing his first former world title challenger, Indonesian veteran Noldi Manakane (32-24-2, 18).
On paper the bout should be a straight forward win for Tatsuyoshi, especially given that Manakane is 0-20 outside of Indonesia, but it's good to see the youngster stepping up to 10 round bouts and it's clear that his team will be looking to push him towards title fights sooner than some expected.
Talking about his team today's press conference saw the announcement that former WBA Bantamweight champion Takuya Muguruma [六車卓也], who won the Japanese Super Bantamweight title in 1983 before claiming the WBA world title in 1987, will be Tatsuyoshi's head trainer going forward.
The card not only saw Tatsuyoshi's bout being announce but also the under-card, which will feature former Japanese Featherweight champion Kosuke Saka (17-4, 14) [坂晃典], former amateur stand out Ginjiro Tsutsumimoto (1-0, 1) [堤本 銀次郎] and the heavy handed Kyosuke Tsutsumimoto (7-1, 6) [堤本京介], all of whom will be facing Indonesian foes.
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