Earlier today we were informed that former Japanese Lightweight champion Kota Tokunaga (17-3, 11) [徳永 幸大] had officially retired, ending several months of rumour.
The likeable Hyogo fighter had suggested retirement immediately after losing his title, back in April to Nihito Arakawa, though hadn't gone as far as to officially call it quits until yesterday when he confirmed that that was him done as an active fighter. Despite being retired he was, and will, continue to support good friend and former gym mate Shohei Omori, who he was cheering on yesterday against Edgar Jimenez.
At the moment it's unclear what Tokunaga, who was known as the "Hitman of Kyoto", will do though it did seem like his love of training and fighting had been on the wane going into the bout with Arakawa earlier this year.
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