Back in May we saw unbeaten Filipino Edward Heno (10-0-5, 4) battle with Japan's Seita Ogido (11-2-3, 3) [荻堂 盛太] for the OPBF Light Flyweight title, which had been vacated by Ken Shiro ahead of his world title bout with Ganigan Lopez.
Originally Heno had been announced as the winner ofthat bout to become the new champion, via a majority decision. That was later reversed and the decision was then turned into a majority draw, leaving the title vacant, much to the chargrin of Heno who did seem to have done enough to claim the win and title.
Now we've been informed that Heno and Ogido will face off again, with the two men again trading blows for the Oriental title and hopefully having a clear winner rather than continuing to see the title vacant.
The two men will have their rematch on September 10th in Okinawa, at the University of the Ryukyus, in what will be the headline bout of an otherwise unremarkable show.
Of the two men Heno will likely be the favourite, and given the outcome of the first bout it's fair to say he will have neutrals on his side, however Ogido has been ear marked for success and it's clear that Hiranaka Boxing School have got big plans for him despite back to back draws in title fights to Jonathan Refugio and Heno. Although there is a lot of belief in Ogido it does seem like he will have to prove a point here, and cannot afford anything but a win if he's to keep the belief of his promoter.
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