The second generation fighter, the son of the iconic Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, revealed he would be returning to the ring on April 30th to take on fellow Japanese fighter Shun Ishibashi (10-22-1, 4) [石橋 俊], who he was originally down to fight last February before an injury forced him to pull out.
The bout will take place at the EDION Arena Osaka and will see Juiki fight his first domestic opponent since OCtober 2016, when he stopped Monkey Shuhei at the Korakuen Hall.
Incidentally Juiki's father actually won his first world title in what was his 8th professional bout, back in September 1991 when he defeated Greg Richardson to claim the WBC Bantamweight title. Whilst Juiki is aware of the history there, and didn't seem to be comparing himself to his father, and it seems more like he's going to be having a longer caeer, and take more time building towards his first title fight, and building even longer for any potential world title fight.
A win here would likely see Tatsuyoshi push towards the rankings, though it's clear that he's a long way from being ready to fight any of the top domestic talent.
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