Earlier today the division saw one of it's leading contenders take part in what is believed ot have been a warm up bout prior to a potential world title clash later in the year.
That contender is former Japanese national champion Yu Kimura (17-2-1, 3) who easily out pointed Mexican visitor Jesus Faro (14-10, 9).
Kimura, who vacated the national title earlier this year, looked sharp from very early on and was able to unleash his shots whilst avoiding those of Faro who looked several levels below Kimura who really shined.
Come the final bell there was no doubting the result with Kimura winning pretty much everything, as seen by the cards, two of which had him winning a shut out whilst the other had the bout 99-91.
Following the win Kimura announced that he was hoping to fight WBC champion Pedro Guevara. Whilst Kimura would be a clear under-dog against Guevara we can see the appeal of that fight given that Guevara actually won the title last December in Japan, stopping the popular Akira Yaegashi. Given Teiken's financial clout it's a bout that could well be made later this year if Guevara hasn't been tasked with a mandatory by then.