Japanese Super Bantamweight Hidenori Otake (23-2-3, 9) came ti the attention of the international boxing world last year when he fought WBA "regular" Super Bantamweight champion Scott Quigg in Liverpool, England. The fight was as one-sided as they get, though Otake showed his bravery and toughness en route to a very wide 12 round decision loss.
Since that loss in November 2014 Otake has been spending a time out of the ring and away from boxing. That was until earlier today when he took on the woefully matched Phissanuthep Chaiyonggym (4-13-1, 3).
The fight saw Otake scoring a 3rd round KO with a the Thai visitor looking thoroughly out of his depth. Otake, who took a few moments to ease into the action, never looked in any threat at all before finishing the show.
Following the bout Otake indicated that he'd like to fight for the OPBF Super Bantamweight title. The Oriental title is seen as a very prestigious title in Japan and a win for Otake would see him adding the belt to the Japanese title that he held before facing Quigg.
At the moment the OPBF belt is held by Shingo Wake, though Wake looks likely to vacate the belt to focus on a world title bout of his own. A bout for the vacant wouldn't be an easy win for Otake, though it would make for an interesting fight. Notably however Otake is well down the OPBF rankings, so may nee d a more notable win than this to get a shot at the belt later in the year.
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