Earlier this year we saw Tetsuya Hisada (28-9-2, 17) [久田 哲也] score a career defining win as he claimed a decision win over fellow veteran Kenichi Horikawa (32-15-1, 7) [堀川 謙一] and claimed the Japanese Light Flyweight title, in what was a bloody and hard fight for both men.
Today Hisada took part in a celebration event and announced that he would be making his first defense of the title on July 28th with a bout against former world title challenger Atsushi Kakutani (19-5-1, 12) [角谷 淳志] in a contest set to take place at the EDION Arena Osaka.
Hisada stated that his long term aim was to defeat the recently crowned WBC champion Ken Shiro, who gave up the Japanese title just weeks before a scheduled bout with Hisada to fight for the world title. At the moment Hisada has a long way to go to getting a bout at world level, but his hunger and determination are under-standably given how he narrowly missed out on a bout with the BMB gym fighter.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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