The exciting Woz gym fighter will be moving to Super Bantamweight for his return and will face off with fellow Japanese fighter Coach Hiroto (13-2-2, 4) [小内義人], with the bout scheduled to take place on March 27th at the Korakuen Hall.
The fight will be Omori's first against a domestic opponent since he defended the Japanese Bantamweight title against Hirofumi Mukai way back in September 2015. Following that win he has gone 3-2 (3) against foreign foes, suffering a pair of stoppage losses to Tapales as well as stoppage wins over Espinos Sabu, Edgar Jimenez and Rocky Fuentes. Notably this will be his first bout as a fully fledged Super Bantamweight, though he did dip his toes in the weight class when he fought Fuentes at 121.25lbs.
Hiroto seemed to retire from boxing in 2012, following a loss to Eiji Tsutsumi, but returned last year, after almost 5 years away from the ring, and has since gone 2-0-1 (1). The last of those bouts was in January, when he fought to a draw with the very talented Ryo Hino. He will be looking to continue his unbeaten run since his ring return, and take a huge step towards gwtting a shot at the Japanese title in the process. This is however a huge step up for Hitoro, and he will clearly be the under-dog against the hard hitting Omori.
The bout will act as the chief support contest on a show headlined by a Japanese Super Bantamweight title fight between defending champion Yusaka Kuga (15-2-1, 10) [久我勇作] and mandatory challenger Ryo Kosaka (15-3-1, 7) [小坂遼]. A potential show down between the two winners could be a very mouth watering contest for later in the year.
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