On December 14th Japanese fans in Tokyo will get a treat with a title double header.
One of those bouts is a Japanese Super Featherweight title bout between the unbeaten national champion Rikki Naito (13-0, 5) and the heavy handed Kenichi Ogawa (16-1, 14). The other is an equally as attractive bout as OPBF champion Masayuki Ito (17-1-1, 8) defends the OPBF title for the first time and faces Shingo Eto (17-3-1, 9), in what looks like an excellent match up.
Ito, who won the title August, when he stopped Dai Iwai, will be looking to impress in his first defense however this will certainly not be an easy fight against Eto who is himself a more than capable fighter.
Interestingly both of these men have been beaten by Naito however they gave the unbeaten Japanese champion very tough bouts, in fact we though Ito deserved a win over Naito.
It seems likely, given the card features both title bouts, that the winners will face off in a unification bout next year. If that happens then we are for a real treat next year, and two in December
Rikki Naito to defend Japanese Super Featherweight title against Kenichi Ogawa!
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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