Yesterday we were informed that Kyohei Tonomoto (9-2, 4) [殿本恭平], the Japanese youth Featherweight champion would be defending his title on December 14th against Ryotaro Motohashi (9-1, 2) [本橋遼太郎].
For the 24 year old champion , who won the title in May with a majority decision over Hikaru Matsuoka, this will be his first defense of the title. He comes into this on the back of a 4 fight unbeaten run and hasn't lost since the 2014 Rookie of the Year final, where he lost a competitive decision to Reiya Abe.
The once beaten Motohashi lost in his third professional bout, suffering a decision loss to Koki Konoo, but has run up 7 straight wins since then including a good one against Noboru Osato back in April. This will be his first title bout but he is coming in with some form, and will be full of confidence thanks to his winning run.
This bout will take place at the Kishiwada City Gymnasium, in Osaka prefecture.
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