It was announced earlier that OPBF Featherweight champion Hisashi Amagasa (26-4-2, 17) will make the second defence of his title on June 24th at the Korakuen Hall.
Amagasa, currently ranked by by all 4 major world organisations, hasn't had his opponent named yet though we're going to assume that Amagasa will go into the bout as a clear favourite.
Although unknown in the west Amagasa is on an excellent run of 11 straight wins which have seen him claim both the Japanese and OPBF titles whilst scoring notable wins over the likes of Toru Suzuki and Ryol Li Lee. Those wins have seen him slowly climb on to the world rankings and we doubt he's going to lose that career momentum here.
Although he only won the title last October Amagasa already defended the belt once, stopping Filipino Vinvin Rufino in 8 rounds, only the second stoppage for Amagasa in his last 7 contests.
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