Earlier this month we reported that Japanese premium TV channel WOWOW would be airing a world title fight as part of their "WOWOW Touch!" event on November 28th. At the time of the report there was numerous rumours swirling around about who the bout would feature.
Today we can reveal that the world title bout in question will see former Japanese Light Flyweight champion Yu Kimura (17-2-1, 3) challenge WBC Light Flyweight champion Pedro Guevara (26-1-1, 17).
The bout was officially announced this morning by representatives of WOWOW and sees Guevara returning to Japan, where he won the title last year stopping the hugely popular Akira Yaegashi last December. This will be his third defense of the title and will see Kimura fighting for his first world title.
Although not too well known Kimura has been a fighter on the fringes for quite a while. In fact he won the Japanese title in February 2014 and ran up 3 defenses before vacating the title earlier this year to focus on world title fights. Sadly though does lack the power needed to get the respect that perhaps his skills deserve. Against Guevara that lack of power could be a real issue. Although not unbeaten Kimura has only lost to good fighters in the form of current WBA world champion Ryoichi Taguchi and former world title challenger Shin Ono
As for Guevara he has a strong argument to being the best in the division, with only Donnie Nietes having a stronger argument. He has scored notable wins over the likes of Raul Garcia, Yaegashi and Ganigan Lopez, all during an 8 fight unbeaten run following a split decision loss to John Riel Casimero more than 3 years ago.
Japanese fans to get a world title bout on November 28th!
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