Yesterday fight fans had the chance to see WBC Light Flyweight champion Ken Shiro (12-0, 6) [拳 四朗] record his second defense of his world title, as he stopped Panamanian challenger Gilberto Pedroza (18-4-2, 8) in 4 rounds.
The bout was Ken Shiro's nationally televised debut thanks to the Fuji network and today he took part in a notable press conference speaking about the fight, and the attention he has had since the fight.
He stated that he had wanted to raise his profile with an impressive vitory and it seemed like he was happy with the way he fought. It seems like his Social media accounts have gone hectic since the performance with a lot of new followers on both Twitter and Instagram and from the sounds of things he has impressed those at Fuji TV.
According to his team the next defense is planned to be against Ganigan Lopez (28-7, 17) with them looking to get the bout made for the first half of 2018, though no date has been set. It seems his team are also happy with his development and the improvement with both his movement and power, and those as keys to over-coming Lopez more clearly than he did in his title win, back in May of this year.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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