The heavy handed and extremely popular puncher from Tokyo didn't mention a possible opponent for his return to the ring but it does seem that he's serious about wanting a busier year in 2015. Sadly it does came after a bit of a write off in 2014 which saw him fighting just once, scoring a stoppage victory over the over-matched Israel Perez.
Although no opponent has been named we suspect it won't be WBC champion Takashi Miura (28-2-2, 21) with the "Bomber" indicating he wanted an international opponent for his first fight of 2015. Sadly for Miura it appears a possible clash with Mexico's Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48) is going to be off the table with Gonzalez said to be eyeing up a fight with Jayson Velez (22-0-1, 16) and it could be that Yuriorkis Gamboa (24-1, 17) will be the best option out there for Miura.
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