Earlier this week ticket website Pia released previously unknown details regarding the date, and venue, of a WBA Flyweight title bout between current champion Kazuto Ioka (19-1, 11) [井岡一翔] and once beaten Nicaraguan challenger Keyvin Lara (18-1-1, 6). Today that bout was officially announced, 2 days after the leak from Pia.
The announcement, made earlier today in Japan, was made by the Ioka team with Kazuto joined by his his father, Kazunori, and uncle, former world champion Hiroki.
The announcement confirmed that the bout would be aired on TBS as a live bout though didn't confirm, not deny, the speculation regarding a bout between Shingo Wake (20-4-2, 12) [和氣 慎吾] and Jonathan Guzman (21-0-0-1, 21), which had also been leaked by Pia.
The Ioka team seemed to accept that Lara wasn't a huge name, though made it clear that they were doing their best to get Kazuto a huge bout for New Year's Eve, with unification being mentioned by all 3 members of the Ioka clan.
Ticket website lets slip date of Wake Vs Guzman, double header with Ioka Vs Lara?
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