Japan's Teiru Kinoshita (21-1-1, 5) may not be a huge name in the realm of professional boxing but last year he did take part in a world title fight, losing a lop-sided decision to the very good Zolani Tete in an IBF Super Flyweight title bout. At the time that looked likely to be the end of Kinoshita's dreams of becoming a world champion. Whilst another world title fight is a long, long way from happening for Konoshita his career is far from over.
Earlier today it was announced that the once beaten southpaw would be back in on August 23rd as he takes on Japanese ranked fighter Cyborg Nawatedani (9-2-2, 4).
The bout isn't a hugely mouth watering one but it's it's a big step up for Kinoshita who is looking for his third successive win following his loss to Tete last July. In his two subsequent bouts since that loss he has faced very poor Thai imports who were both stopped without giving Kinoshita too many tough tests. As for Nawatedani he's on a 6 fight winning streak, including a notable win over Junichi Ebisuoka, and is unbeaten in 9 fights dating back more than 3 years.
The bout is set to be the main event in a Senrima Kobe promoted card, "Pegasus Super Fight Vol. 47", and will be an 8 round contest at a contracted 53KGs
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