Juiki isn't a former amateur stand out. He isn't a former school boy champion. Nor is he a former K1 or kick boxing champion. What he is, is the son of Japan's legendary Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, one of the most popular fighters in Japanese boxing history.
For the most part Juiki has been given he star treatment ahead of his debut. His pro-test bout, against Hideya Koyama last year, was big news in boxing circles and he has been given excess publicity in his trainer than many fighters, including some world class fighters.
Today it was announced that Juiki will face his moment of truth in April as he makes his professional debut in a 4 round bout in Osaka. That bout will see him battle against 31 year old Tadao Iwaya (1-2) who made his debut last April, when he was blasted out in 48 seconds.
Coming in to the bout Juiki has promised a KO though has admitted that he still has weight to shed, in fact he has 8KG's to lose before the bout which has been made at Super Bantamweight and we believe is set for April 10th.