Alimento's manager had indicated that Alimento Vs Wanheng had been in the works but was off, giving little information as to why. Our guess is that a bigger bout is now in the works for the champion, with some suggesting he could be facing a more established name rather than the talented, but relatively unknown, Alimento.
The bout between the unbeaten men will be staged at the Korakuen Hall and will be a really intriguing bout in it's own right.
The Filipino made a name for himself earlier this year when he claimed the WBC Youth Minimumweight title with a brilliant win over Chanchai CP Freshmart, in what was a small but notable upset. Since then Alimento has fought once, claiming the Philippines Mindanao Professional Boxing Federation Light Flyweight title with a wide decision win over Rodel Tejares.
For Taniguchi the bout is a notable step up in class however he has looked fantastic at times whilst slicing through 4 over-matched, and very limited, opponents. Although a novice, with just 4 bours and 8 career rounds, Taniguchi has been hotly tipped turning professional earlier this year following a successful amateur career and if he comes through here he could be fighting for a title in early 2017.
We're awaiting to see what the rest of this show will feature but this appears to be a genuinely brilliant match up and a real test of two young men each looking for a break out win and to move on to a potentially big bout next.
Below we've featured footage of both fighters.
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