According to several major Japanese sources boxing fans will get a September treat with Japan's incredibly exciting Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23) [三浦 隆司] being reported to have gotten a chance to become a 2-time world champion.
The sources have informed us that Miura is pencilled in to fight, in the US, in September against the winner of the upcoming bout between Francisco Vargas (23-0-1, 17), the man who actually took the WBC Super Featherweight title from Miura last November, and Mexican veteran Orlando Salido (43-13-3-1, 30).
Vargas and Miura fought last year in the FOTY and a rematch between the two men was pegged by many as the bout they wanted to see a rematch of in 2016. Although Miura came up short against Vargas he did create a genuine buzz and saw his fan base swell significantly, with many who had never seen previously becoming instant fans of the Teiken southpaw.
If Vargas over-comes Salido then the rematch looks like a done deal. If Salido can over-come Vargas, and continue what has been a real rollercoaster of a career, then he will get the chance to face the Japanese warrior in another bout that stylistically looks like it could be brilliant.
Whilst things have been pencilled in for Miura to return to the US, and HBO, the bout won't be officially announced until later in the year, if everyone can stay fit and healthy and no major issues derail Miura's chance to become a 2-time champion.
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