Back in December we saw charismatic youngster Takahiro Tai (1-0, 1) [田井宜広] make his professional debut and put on an eye catching, fan and entertaining performance. The talented switch hitter looked confident, brash and a little arrogant as he showcased what he could do and stopped Ryosei Hamaguchi.
Today we were informed that Tai's next bout has been organised and he will be in action on March 28th on a show promoted by Shinsei Promotions. Not only that be we now also know that he will be facing a JBC ranked fighter in a notable step up for the youngster.
The youngster has been matched with JBC #18 ranked Bantamweight Koichi Wakita (7-2-3, 2) [脇田洸一] in a very good looking 6 rounder, at Super Bantamweight.
Although not the biggest name out there Wakita is a solid fighter who is unbeaten in over 5 years, with his last loss coming in 2015 to Juiki Tatsuyoshi. Since then he has gone 5-0-3, and will have plenty of confidence coming into this one. Saying that however he will be the under-dog coming in to this bout, and is the naturally smaller and older man.
This bout will feature on a card headlined by a bout between former world champion Shun Kubo (14-2, 9) [久保隼] and 22 year old tough guy Ruito Saeki (7-4-1, 1) [佐伯瑠壱斗], an we're expecting the entire show to be streamed online, for free, via the Boxing Real YouTube channel, though this is yet to be confirmed.
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