Last week we reported on a rumour from Japan stating that Akira Yaegashi (20-4, 10) was in serious talks about fighting for the WBC Light Flyweight title against Mexico's Pedro Guevara (23-1-1, 15). At the time we were one of the only sites reporting the story which was confirmed earlier today as Yaegashi held a press conference to formerly announce the contest.
As reported in our original story the bout will be added to the December 30th Ohashi card in Tokyo, a card that will be headlined by Yaegashi's stablemate Naoya Inoue (7-0, 6) battling for the WBO Super Flyweight title against Argentinian veteran Omar Andres Narvaez (43-1-2, 23).
For Inoue it will a chance to become the fastest man in history to become a 2-weight world champion, breaking the 9 fight record of Scotland's Paul Weir, whilst for Yaegashi the opportunity is for him to become Japan's second ever 3-weight world champion adding the WBC Light Flyweight title to reigns as WBA Minimumweight and WBC Flyweight champion.
As well as the two world title bouts the show has also had one other bout already confirmed for it, a battle between Naoya's younger brother Takuma Inoue (3-0, 1) and the younger brother of Omar Andres Narvaez, Nestor Daniel Narvaes (20-2-2, 9).
As previously mentioned this show will air on Fuji TV in Japan with the show being hailed as "Super Boxeo". Although 3 bouts have now been signed for this show we're still expecting one other bout with either Ryo Matsumoto (12-0, 10) or Satoshi Hosono (26-2-1, 20) to be announced with the strong rumour suggesting it could be Hosono's long awaited rematch with Rikiya Fukuhara (30-7-1, 22).
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