We have since been informed that a bout to fill the vacancy has already been announced for the title.
That bout will see the highly touted highly touted Shun Kubo (8-0, 6) put his unbeaten record on the line against Filipino puncher Lloyd Jardeliza (7-2-3, 6).
At the moment the bout is penciled in to take place in Japan and December 26th, however there has been no venue set for the bout, though Kobe in the most likely.
For Kubo this will be his first title bout and the first time he has been scheduled to go more than 8 rounds, a distance that he has complete just once, scoring an 8 round win last December against Luis May. As for Jardeliza this will be his second title bout, following a loss in a WBO Asia Pacific Youth Featherweight title fight last year.
At the moment the bout is the only one that has been announced for the show and it looks to be an intriguing match up between two young men looking to claim their first title and take a huge step forward in their career.
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