The MVP for the month was the newly crowned OPBF Light Welterweight champion Rikki Naito (19-2, 7) [内藤 律樹]. The 26 year old stopped Jeffrey Arienza on January 13th in one of the best performances of his career, and although he was helped by a lack of other fights during the month it's hard to argue with him being the MVP for January.
The Fighting Spirit award was claimed by Hironori Mishiro (5-0, 2) [三代大訓], who also had his big performance on January 13th when he defeated touted Teiken prospect Shuya Masaki [正木脩也] with an 8 round decision.
There was no award for the new comer during the month, a result of so few bouts taking place during January.
For those interested Naito and Mishiro will recieve their awards on February 26th at the Korakuen Hall.
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