Earlier today it was announced that Japanese fighter Ryuji Yokoyama (11-1-1, 3) would taking part in the biggest bout of his career on November 8th as he travels to Mexico to take on the world class Jesus Silvestre (29-5, 21) in a very tough test for the Japanese southpaw.
Silvestre is a fighter that some should recognise for his battles with Paipharob Kokietgym, Takuya Mitamura and Ryo Miyazaki. Whilst he did lose to both Paipharob and Miyazaki he did put up very competitive bouts with both and, had those bout been in Mexico, he'd have likely won both.
For Yokoyama the fight is a huge opportunity to claim a world ranking given that Silvestre enters as the #14 ranked WBC Minimumweight. It is, however, also the toughest bout of his career by far and a huge step up from fights with the likes of Koya Sato and Ken Achiwa..
This bout has been added to an interesting card headlined by a very promising female world title fight between WBA female Minimumweight champion Anabel Ortiz (15-3, 3) and former champion Etsuki Tada (13-1-2, 3). This female clash will be a rematch of a contest fought last year in which Ortiz claimed a close decision over Tada for the world title and we'll admit we are really looking forward to this one, a genuinely brilliant female title fight.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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