It was announced earlier today that former WBA interim Flyweight champion Koki Eto (14-3-1, 10) would be making his return to the ring on June 17th as he battles for the vacant OPBF Flyweight title, a belt that was given up earlier this year by Rocky Fuentes ahead of his IBF world title fight with Amnat Ruenroeng.
Eto was last seen being beaten up by Yodmongkol CP Freshmart in Thailand and losing his WBA interim title whilst also suffering serious facial injuries. As a result some have questioned whether or not he'll ever be the same fighter who, also in Thailand, beat Kompayak Porpramook in one of 2013's most outstanding and action packed fights.
In the opposite corner to Eto will be once beaten Filipino Cris Paulino (13-1, 3) who won 4 of his 5 bouts last year.
Paulino is a light punching but skilful fighter who at just 21 years old is improving well. His one loss came to the experienced and talented Ardin Diale, a former world title challenger, and since then Paulino has recorded a trio of victories.
For now it appears as though this bout will be the only significant contest on the show which will be held at the Korakuen Hall in Japan. Thankfully with Eto being involved we're expecting this bout alone to be worth the price of admission.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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