Earlier today it was announced that popular Japanese warrior Akira Yaegashi (20-5, 10) would be continuing on with his boxing career, though would be returning to compete in the Super Flyweight division.
The all action Yaegashi was last seen in the ring on December 30th when he was stopped by Pedro Guevara in a bout for the WBC Light Flyweight title. That was his second successive loss following a 9th round TKO defeat to the fabulous Roman Gonzalez last September, in a bout at Flyweight.
Yaegashi is continuing to pursue the hopes of becoming a 3 weight world champion. He has previously held both the WBA Minimumweight and WBC Flyweight titles. Sadly it's going to be a difficult task to win a title at 115lbs where stablemate Naoya Inoue (8-0, 7) looks to be the emerging kingpin.
No opponent or date has yet been set for Yaegashi's next bout.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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