Earlier today we learned that Japan's teak tough Hidenori Otake (24-2-3, 11) [大竹秀典] would be returning to the ring on March 16th at the Korakuen Hall.
Otake's promoter, Kaneko Boxing, announced that Otake would be in the main event of the show, which is dubbed "Golden Child Boxing VOL.116" however they were unable to name an opponent at the time as they continue to try and sort out the card.
The tough Japanese fighter, a former national champion at 122lbs, is best known for coming up short in a WBA world title bout in Britain against Scott Quigg. Although Otake was widely beaten by Quigg he did receive compliments for his toughness, energy and heart which saw refuse to back down from Quigg in what was an eye opening performance from a man who was relatively unknown outside of Tokyo. Since that bout, in November 2014, Otake has fought twice, stopping two limited Thai's, and it's unlikely that he'll be facing anyone too testing.
Otake is one of three Kaneko fighters announced for the card at the moment.
Another is Japanese ranked Welterweight Shusaku Fujinaka (12-6-2, 8) [藤中周作], who was last seen in the ring last October against American puncher Randall Bailey in Korea, whilst the third is Takahiro Fujii (8-4-1, 2) [藤井貴博], a Flyweight hopeful. As with Otake neither of these men have had their opponents named.
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