Ranked #6 by the JBC Ken Shiro is moving, rather quickly, to a Japanese title fight. His climb through the rankings was helped by his previous bout, a sensational victory over the previously undefeated Katsunori Nagamine, and we suspect a win in August could put him a single fight away from a national title fight.
As for his upcoming bout Ken Shiro's been matched with #7 ranked JBC Light Flyweight Takashi Omae (13-4-5, 1). Although Omae's a light puncher he has mixed with good company and has been in with Yuki Sano-twice, Atsushi Kakutani and Myung Ho Lee. It's also worth noting that Omae is 6-1-3 in his last 10 bouts, suggesting he is better than his over-all record indicates.
This bout is set to to take place at the Korakuen Hall though other details regarding the card have yet to be announced.
For those who missed Ken Shiro Vs Nagamine, we've included it below.