This year we've seen Kyotaro Fujimoto (17-1, 9) [藤本 京太郎] cclaim the OPBF and WBO Asia Pacific Heavyweight titles, adding them to his Japanese title to become a rare triple crown winner. Today we heard the news that he will be returning to the ring to defend his two regional crowns on November 4th, as part of a bumper show set to be shown on G+.
Fujimoto's opponent for the bout will be Australian Randall Rayment (8-3, 3), who has won his last 6 bouts including a decision over former Kyotaro foe Herman Ene Purcell. For Rayment the bout will be his first title contest, and in fact his first bout scheduled for more than 8 rounds. It's a huge step up for the challenger, but it's also a massive opportunity.
As mentioned the card will be a deep one and the chief support bout is the Japanese Super Bantamweight title eliminator between Yuta Nakagawa (21-4-1, 12) [中川勇太] and former champion Yasutaka Ishimoto (30-9, 9) [石本康隆], which should be a very special fight in it's own right. Another Japanese title eliminator, this time at Middleweight, will see Shoma Fukumoto (11-1, 9) [福本祥馬] trade blows with Kazuto Takesako (6-0, 6) [竹迫司登], in what looks almost certain to be a fire fight between two heavy handed bangers.
The winners of those eliminators will get a shot at their respective titles in 2018, as part of the Champion Carnival, and should lead to some very interesting match ups.
Another supporting bout will see Akinori Watanabe (34-6, 29) [渡部あきのり] taking on Filipino visitor Dennis Padua (11-12-2, 6) whilst the touted Kazuki Saito (3-0, 3) [斎藤 一貴] will be taking on Filipino puncher Alvin Lagumbay (8-1, 7), who has won his last 8 bouts following a loss on debut back in June 2015.
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