The last time we saw Okada defend the Japanese 140lb title was with a controversial win over the gutsy Valentine Hosokawa (20-6-3, 9) [細川バレンタイン], who appeared to out work Okada before being beaten by a hotly dispute unanimous decision. That win saw Okada score his 6th defence of his title.
Although Okada didn't look great last time out he has impressed in the past and there is some thinking that he simply over-looked Hosokawa and didn't take the Japanese challengers seriously recently, with his focus being on bigger and better things.
Although his next outing hasn't been confirmed we are expecting to see him return in the first quarter of 2017 and he may be very interested in the upcoming OPBF title fight between Al Rivera and Adones Cabalquinto, who have their rematch later today.
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