The string of Japanese amateurs turning professional keeps on coming with a fourth fighter announcing he was turning professional in the space of 48 hours!
This time it was Jun Ikegawa [池側純], who announced he was leaving the amateur vests behind, as he joined Ryutaro Nakagaki [中垣 龍汰朗], Toshihiro Suzuki [鈴木稔弘] and Keisuke Matsumoto [松本圭佑] in announce he was turning professional.
Ikegawa will be joining up with Toshihiro Suzuki as new Kadoebi gym fighter.
Ikegawa was the former captain of a top Japanese university boxing team and a close friend of current 2-weight world champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (14-0, 9) [京口 紘人].
Unlike Nakagaki and Matsumoto, who both turned professional with the Ohashi Gym. it's not totally clear when Ikegawa will make his debut, but like the Ohashi gym pair we him, and Suzuki, to be moved very quickly and aggressively over the next couple of years.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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