On October 7th we'll see former 2-time world title challenger Kohei Kono (33-10-1, 14) [河野 公平] battle with Hong Kong star Rex Tso (21-0, 13) [曹星如] for the WBO International Super Flyweight title. Today it was revealed that that wouldn't be the only title bout on the show, as two others were announced.
One of those will see Tso's sparring partner Takuya Watanabe (32-7-1, 17) [渡邉 卓也] take on China's Leshan Li (13-2-1, 8) [黎乐善] for the WBO Oriental Super Featherweight title. The bout looks a pretty interesting one, with Watanabe, a former WBO Asia Pacific champion, looking to build on his reputation as an under-the-radar threat, whilst Li looks to make a splash on the international stage in a massive step up in class.
The other will see OPBF female Super Bantamweight champion Ayumi Goto (7-0, 5) [後藤あゆみ] either defending her title, or fighting for the WBO Asia Pacific title, against against unbeaten Indian teenager Kirti (3-0, 2). This bout is less exciting than the other two, though sees Goto continue to look towards making her name in Hong Kong, in what will be her second bout there. For Kirti it will mark the first time she has fought outside of India.
It was also revealed that 8,000 tickets have been sold for the show, and the venue is expected to be totally packed out for what could be a FOTY contender.
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