Earlier today Japanese youngster Ayumu Hanada (4-0, 3)* [花田歩夢] announced the details regarding his JBC debut, giving pretty much all the details.
The talented youngster will be up against heavy handed domestic foe Ryuku Nagamine (5-1, 5) [長嶺竜久] in a 6 round Super Flyweight bout at the EDION Arena Osaka on December 13th.
For those who haven't followed "Flaco" so far his career is very much one that he has controlled. He debuted essentially as a child in 2018, picking up wins in Mexico. After 4 wins on Mexican soil he returned to Japan and fought in what was essentially an unsanctioned bout in relationship to the WBF, winning the WBF Asia Pacific Flyweight title last year. That was, for all intents and purposes, his Japanese debut, despite not showing up on his record.
Hanada then decided to join the JBC, got a B class licenses earlier in the year and has now got his debut sorted as a JBC fighter. In Nagamine we'll be seeing Hanada in with a heavy handed 22 year old who's only loss came last year to Keisuke Iwasaki in a very lose 4 rounder.
Given that both men are heavy handed, like to blow opponents out early and will have a point to prove, we are expecting this one to be something very special, a great way for Hanada to announce himself to fans in Osaka.
*Hanada is actually 5-0 (3) but his most recent bout isn't recognised by Boxrec, as explained.
In August Japanese youngster Ayumu Hanada (5-0, 3) [花田 歩夢] announced that he was set to make a huge change to his career, abandoning the life of a freelancer in the sport to join the JBC, and becoming a member of a JBC licensed gym.
Following that he revealed he had a B license test scheduled for September 26th, as he looks to prove to the JBC that he's talented enough to begin his Japanese based career in 6 round bouts.
The 18 year old has often been one of the hidden gems of the sport since his debut in 2017, at the age of 15. Due to his age he had had to fight in Mexico, where rules on how young a fighter can fight at are a little bit different. In Mexico he won 4 bouts in the space of just 8 months, before claiming the WBF Asia Pacific Flyweight title last year. That title win came in Osaka, in what was Hanada's Japanese debut. Sadly however as that show that wasn't licensed by the JBC the result doesn't appearing on his boxrec record.
Interestingly that title win saw Hanada defeat Ryo Hashiya with a 10 round decision, proving the youngster's stamina, as well as his speed and movement.
At the moment it's very unclear, due to the on going situation, as to when he will make his "debut", as a JBC boxing, but we're really looking forward to seeing how he looks next time he's in the ring. He's looked a talented and exciting youngster in the footage we've seen and the potential is there for him to go a long way in the sport, if he can progress and build on the potential we've already seen from him.
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