As we reported back in May Japanese amateur sensation Kenshiro Teraji (0-0) will be making his debut on August 3rd against Indonesia's Heri Amol (34-17-4, 14).
The story we reported several weeks ago has now been confirmed by Japanese boxing portal boxingnews.jp which has also helped add a few more details about Teraji and what is expected of him.
Not only is Teraji's debut set to be made at a very high level but his sparring has also been high quality with the youngster already organising sessions to spar with fellow "super prospect" Kosei Tanaka (2-0). Tanaka has already broken in to the world rankings and and is one of a handful of Japanese "super prospects" who are expected to move the Japanese boxing scene on in the next few years.
Ranked #11 by the OPBF Amol is a very credible opponent and one known to Japanese fans due to his losses to Kazuto Ioka and Yasutaka Kuroki. Despite losing to Ioka fans did see Amol drop the young Japanese fighter who was put down for the only time in his professional so far.
With Teraji having his name thrown in the same circles as Naoya Inoue, Kosei Tanaka, Kazuto Ioka and Takuma Inoue it's fair to say that he is a fighter that is ear marked for greatness. A win over Amol may not grant him immediate greatness but it's the first step to on a journey that is likely to be very closely scrutinised and come with great expectation.
The debut, for those wanting specifics, will be held at the IMP Hall and is expected to main event the show. We're unsure on the specified number of rounds or weight though our sources suggest 6 rounds at either 105lbs or 108lbs. We have read that an 8 rounder would be possible though with all things considered we are only expecting 6 rounds.
No other details regarding the show have yet been released.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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