The main contest for the card was announced as a WBC Super Featherweight title fight between current world champion Takashi Miura (27-2-2, 20) and Mexico's highly ranked Edgar Puerta (23-4-1, 19). The bout, which looks likely to be an explosive encounter between two heavy handed fighters, will be Miura's first since the very end of last year and will also mark his third defense of the WBC title. Interestingly Puerta will be Miura's 4th successive Mexican opponent following impressive victories over Gamaliel Diaz, Sergio Thompson and Dante Jardon, all last year.
Puerta will enter the bout as the WBC's #1 ranked contender and although many fans may disagree with the ranking Puerta is a dangerous fighter and is riding an impressive winning streak of 12 wins, with 9 of those coming inside the distance.
The other world title bout wasn't fully announced though Teiken did say that WBC Flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez (40-0, 34) would be defending his title for the first time since he claimed it from Akira Yaegashi in early September. At the moment Gonzalez's opponent hasn't been officially named and it was first suggested that he would be fighting Luis Concepcion. Now it appears likely, though still only rumoured, that he will be fighting Filipino veteran Rocky Fuentes (35-7-2, 20) who last fought in a losing IBF title effort to Amnat Ruenroeng.
As well as the two world title bouts we were also informed that Ryo Akaho (24-1-2, 16) will feature in a 10 round bout in the Super Flyweight division. As with Roman Gonzalez we've not yet been informed of Akaho's opponent.
For fans wanting to watch this we've been informed that the show will be televised on one of the WOWOW channels. The broadcast will be free to air in Japan though international fans may find viewing the fights difficult unless a Mexican broadcaster, or the WBC themselves, decides to air the show. As for the venue the show will be held in Yokohama though we've not had specifics of the actual venue as of yet.
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