Earlier today saw Japanese domestic legend Tadashi Yuba (45-9-2, 32) make an important announcement on is future.
Yuba, posting on his own personal blog, stated that his career wasn't over and that he was going to return to the ring on August 4th on a show at the Korakuen Hall.
That bout will come exactly 5 months after his loss to Takayuki Hosokawa, a loss that saw Yuba losing his Japanese Light Middleweight title in what was to be his second defence.
Yuba, whilst not a name that is recognisable outside of Japan, is a genuinely notable name on the Japanese domestic scene having won Japanese titles in 5 different weigh classes, a national record, we assume he's eyeing up another Japanese title.
At the moment there has been no opponent named for Yuba's 57th professional contest though we're not expecting anyone that that could really test the 37 year old southpaw who will be looking for a confidence boosting win more than any sort of a bout that could tell us what he has left in the tank. Thankfully there will not be mass complaints if Yuba fights a limited opponent as the bout is likely to be one of the undercard bouts for the contest between Kentaro Masuda and Konosuke Tomiyama, it's self a very good looking Japanese Bantamweight title fight.
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