For 3 year's we've seen the "Bodymaker Colosseum" become one of the most notable name venues in Japan. The venue wasn't as significant as the Korakuen Hall but was one of the more popular venues in Osaka, in fact it was a venue that had been the boxing home for Kazuto Ioka over the last few years. Today however the venue is no more, at least in terms of it's name. Instead it will go back to it's original name of being the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium.
The venue, which holds around 8,000 people, has seen it's 3 year contract with BB Sports come to an end after BB Sports paid for the naming rights of the venue. The company has chosen not to renew it's contract.
At the moment we've not been told whether it the naming rights will be sold on again or if the venue will retain it's original name for the long term. One thing is for sure however, the venue will continue to host boxing for the foreseeable future. That includes the April 22nd world title double header featuring Kazuto Ioka Vs Juan Carlos Reveco, for the WBA Flyweight title, and the IBF Minimumweight title fight between Katsunari Takayama and Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr.
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