Tomorrow Japanese fans at the Korakuen Hall are in for a treat as WBC Youth Flyweight champion Daigo Higa (7-0, 7) defends his title against Filipino foe Renren Tesorio (15-6-3, 4), in what will be Higa's first defense of the title that he won back in July in Thailand.
Today, ahead of that bout, both men took part in the weigh in and thankfully both fighters made weight for what looks to be a sure fire barn burner.
Higa came to international attention when he won the crown, stopping Kongfah CP Freshmart in an all action bout. Since then we've been waiting for his return to the ring hoping that he can further build on his profile and prove himself to be yet another Japanese fighter to watch.
Tesorio comes into this bout as the Filipino champion and will be hoping to become the first man not only to survive the Higa assault but to defeat the Japanese fighter. It's worth noting that he did look very confident at the weigh in and has certainly not traveled to just make up the numbers.
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Earlier this month we reported that Japanese youngster Daigo Higa (7-0, 7) would be making his first defense of the WBC Youth Flyweight on November 7th. At the time of that report there had been no opponent named and all we knew was that Higa would be fighting for the first time since his sensational win over Kongfah CP Freshmart in Thailand, in what is widely regarded as Higa's "break out win".
Today however sources in Okinawa have informed us that Higa's opponent has been named, and is a tough test for the youngster.
That opponent is is Filipino 23 year old Renren Tesorio (15-6-3, 4), a tough but light hitting challenger who has claimed titles of his own in the past, including the GAB Light Flyweight crown.
Tesorio may not be the most impressive opponent on paper but over the last 2 years he has surprised us giving Toshiyuki Igarashi a tough test last year and going 1-1 with the under-rated Benezer Alolod.
With a couple of stoppage losses to his name it's clear that Higa will smell blood from the off but this really isn't a forgone conclusion for the aggressive youngster.
Daigo Higa to defend WBC Youth crown on November 7th!
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