It as announced recently that former Japanese Super Bantamweight champion Hidenori Otake (22-1-3, 9) will return to the ring on November 18th for this first contest since giving up the national Super Bantamweight title at the the end of September.
At the time that Otake vacated the belt he said he was aiming for bigger and better things, notably a world title fight. It appears that the title bout won't come this year and instead he'll be partaking in an 8 round contender against a yet to be announced foe in the main event of "Golden Child 112".
Whilst we had hoped that Otake was in the running for one of the numerous world titles at 122lbs it appears that his team have realised their man has been out of the ring for a while and will need a tune up. Usually not huge fans of tune up bouts but in Otake's case he will have been inactive for around 8 months by the time this comes along and a warm up does seem to be a wise move.
Prior to vacating the title Otake had recorded 4 defenses in in around 2 years. He also had to abandon a defense earlier this year following a rib injury, hence why he has been so inactive in 2014.
The title Otake vacated will see a new champion crowned on December 6th when Yukinori Oguni battles Yasutaka Ishimoto in an excellent bout and hopefully Otake won't feel his decision to vacate was a bad one, despite what is likely to be an under-whelming contest next time out.
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