Yesterday we reported that the Japanese Super Bantamweight title fight between Hidenori Otake (22-1-3, 9) and Daisuke Furuhashi (16-5, 6) had had to be delayed after Otake suffered a rib injury in training. We had speculated that the injury would force a cancellation to the card though thankfully that's not occurred.
What will happen instead is that the previously scheduled chief support bout, a contest between Ryuto Oho (6-1, 2) and Shuji Hamada (12-6-3, 2), will become the main event and the card will otherwise go on as it was arranged.
From what we understand Furuhashi was offered the opportunity to fight for an interim title due to the injury to Otake but has chosen to wait until the champion is fit to fight. This means the two are likely to meet in either October or November, as we had mentioned in yesterday's report.
For those wondering about the severity of the injury we have been informed that Otake suffered 2 broken ribs as a result of sparring at the end of last week. Sadly the injury was worse than first anticipated hence the late news in delaying th ebout between himself and Furuhashi.
(Image, of Otake, courtesy of Kaneko Boxing)
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