It's been announced recently that Daiki Kaneko (21-4-3, 14) will be making his ring return on May 7th in an 8 round fight at the Korakuen Hall.
At the moment the details regarding Kaneko's opponent are unknown though we do know it will be his first bout since he was out pointed by Thailand's Jomthong Chuwatana on January 17th. That bout, for the OPBF Super Featherweight title, saw Kaneko coming off second best through out a tough fight that looked closer on the scorecards than it appeared when we actually watched it.
Although Kaneko is best known for his losses, notably the Jomthong bout and a WBA world title bout against Takashi Uchiyama, he is actually a former Japanese national champion who held the Japanese Super Featherweight title for more than a year before vacating to fight Uchiyama on December 31st 2013.
Despite the losses at the higher levels in the sport it does seem likely that the powerfully built Kaneko still has a very promising and exciting future in the sport. At just 26 he's still got developing to do physically and he will certainly improve from his experiences with Jomthong and Uchiyama. Incidentally Jomthong will actually be facing Uchiyama on May 6th, just a day before Kaneko's return to the ring.
Although no opponent has been named we are expecting to see him in with a limited foe in a bout that will be used to get him back to winning ways.
Also on this card will be Kaneko's stablemate, and former Japanese Middleweight champion, Tomohiro Ebisu (13-4, 13) who will be fighting Kazuyuki Fukuyama (9-6, 2) in an 8 rounder.
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