The announcement came at a press conference today as DEF Promotions head honcho Jay Lau joined Watanabe gym president Hitoshi Watanabe to announce the October 7th show. With the announcement also revealing that OPBF female Super Bantamweight champion Ayumi Goto (7-0, 5) [後藤あゆみ] would be on the card, though her opponent is currently unknown
The announcement came less than 24 hours after Kono's bout on Sunday, a bout that saw Kono record a 5th round stoppage against Thai foe Rambo Sithsaithong, and record his first win in 15 months.
Although the bout was only officially announced today it was a bout that had been known about since May and tickets for the contest have been selling well, with more than 3,000 tickets having already been sold for the show, and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center is expected to be sold out come fight night!
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