Yesterday we reported that Japanese youngtser Ken Shiro (9-0, 5) [拳 四朗] had vacated the Japanese Light Flyweight title. As a result of Ken Shiro vacating it forced the scheudled April 2nd bout against domestic veteran Tetsuya Hisada (27-9-2, 17) [久田 哲也] toi be cancelled. Rather than the title sitting vacant for long we now know that Hisada will figth for the vacant title on April 21st, in a bout against former champion Kenichi Horikawa (32-14-1, 7) [堀川 謙一].
The bout, put together on almost no notice, will be a third bout between the two men. The have have fought in 2011 and 2013, and will see Horikawa looking for a third win over Hisada whilst Hisada will be looking to claim revenge over the experienced Horikawa and to claim the Japanese title.
The bout will take place at the EDION Arena Osaka, and will headline the next "Fighting Beat Boxing" card.
Although the bout has only been put on it seems clear that Hisada will be in good shape, he was planning to fight Ken Shiro afterall, and that Horikawa will be hungry with the veteran having stated that he was determined to have a big year and move towards a world ranking this year. Notable Horikawa did fight back in February, beating Koji Itagaki for the WBO Asia Pacific title, and will be looking to unify titles here.
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