Former OPBF Bantamweight champion Hiroki Shiino (10-3, 9) is training for his comeback fight following his December loss to Ryosuke Iwasa.
The hard hitting Shiino, pictured, was stopped in 5 rounds by Iwasa on December 6 then suffered from issues with his eyes. He is now back in training ahead of a comeback out which is expected to occur in June.
Although no opponent, venue or date has been set for Shiino's comeback we're not expecting it to be anyone too tough as the hard hitting Shiino really does deserve an "easy" fight to break him back in to the sport.
Whilst Shiino isn't the most gifted he is an exciting fighter with genuine power and his short lived reigns as both the OPBF and the WBC International champions at Bantamweight do show that he has got the ability to win belts. Unfortunately however the 27 year old isn't likely to be considered as one of the top Japanese fighters at 118lbs due to the strength in the division in the country with the likes of Shinsuke Yamanaka, Tomoki Kameda, Iwasa, Kohei Oba and Ryo Akaho. Saying that however their is nothing stopping Shiino from capturing a Japanese title somewhere down the line.
(Photo courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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