The talented 27 year old has been out of the ring since September 2nd, when he stopped Glenn Enterina, but has revealed that he will be returning to the ring on March 3rd in what looks like a stay busy bout against against Filipino Vergil Puton (17-9, 8).
Ito is currently riding an excellent 6 fight winning run, with wins over Shingo Eto, Takuya Watanabe and Lorenzo Villanueva, and through his career has also scored big wins over Masao Nakamura, Kosuke Saka and Masaru Sueyoshi. During that run he has claimed both the OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific Super Featherweight titles and has put his sole loss, a close one to Rikki Naito, well behind him. As for Puton, he's an upset minded Filipino who has gone 3-6 in his last 9, but given very credible tests to the likes of Ye Joon Kim, JR Magboo, Shuya Masaki and Paul Fleming
At the moment nothing is known about the under-card for this show, but we do know it will be part of the G+ series of "Dyanmic Glove" shows and is expected to be televised live, giving Ito another chance to shine in front of a TV audience. The bout is also expected to be a world title pre-lude for the Tokyo man, who will likely be fighting for the vacant WBO Super Featherweight title later in the year, given that Vasyl Lomachenko is expected to move up to Light in the near future.