Earlier this month Reiya Konishi (15-0, 5) [小西伶弥] vacated the Japanese Minimumweight title, stating his intent was to move up to Light Flyweight and fight for a world title at 108lbs. The move would see him allow his body to fill out a little and join a division which is incredibly stacked with fellow Asian talent.
According to the ever reliable Julius Julianis a deal has now been made for Konishi to get a shot at the WBA "regular" Light Flyweight title, with a bout against Carlos Canizales (19-0-1, 16) being a done deal for 18th March, in Kobe.
The bout would pit the #1 and #2 ranked fighters against each other for the belt, with the bout being part of a double header, along with a WBO Minimumweight title fight, between champion Ryuya Yamanaka (15-2, 4) [山中 竜也] and challenger Moises Calleros (28-7-1, 16).
Both Konishi and Yamanaka are stablemates at the Shinsei gym, and it's possible that part of Konishi's move is to avoid the Shinsei team needing to pick one of their men above the other at 105lbs.
The bout is expected to be announced shortly, with Shinsei likely to hold a press conference in the next week or so, and officially confirm the bout to the Japanese press, though press in Venezuela have already reported the bout as having been confirmed by multiple parties, with ciudadccs.info reporting the story as a done deal as well.
As of the time of writing no Japanese channel is confirmed to be airing the card, but it does seem that, with two title fights on the show, someone will be picking it up shortly.