The first of the champions was Bantamweight title holder Shohei Omori (14-0, 9), who claimed his title on April 13th when he destroyed Kentaro Masuda, whilst stablemate Kota Tokunaga (15-2, 10) claimed the Lightweight title less than 3 weeks later.
Today the two fighters, and gym chairman Mr Omori, were honoured in Kyoto by Kyoto mayor Daisaku Kadokawa who gave a special certificate to the two fighters.
Whilst the achievement of being Kyoto's first Japanese champions in 25 years is incredibly it seems that both men have still got things to achieve. We know both men will be defending their titles on September 16th, in Kyoto. We also now know that Shohei Omori is seeking a world title fight in the near future with the 22 year old saying he was hoping to come back to the Mayor's off as a world champion.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)