Earlier today saw an announcement from Japan that Japanese fighter Cobra Suwa (18-11-2, 10) [コブラ諏訪] would be returning to the ring on December 10th to defend his WBC Asian Boxing Council Light Middleweight title. The Puma Toguchi fighter will be defending his title against former foe Ratchasi Sithsaithong (6-3, 5).
The bout will be Suwa's first defense of the title,a title that he won earlier this year when he stopped Ratchasi in 5 rounds, and will see the Thai being given a chance to claim revenge against Suwa.
Suwa might not have the greatest of records but is running up a 6 fight winning streak, with 5 stoppages, and is more than 3 years removed from his last loss. As for Ratchasi he has 2-2 in his last 4, and 3-3 on his last 6, and is without a win of any note having lost to both Suwa and Hikaru Nishida.
On the under-card fans will see Japanese veteran Hirotsugu Yamamoto (19-13-2, 3) [山元 浩嗣], though his opponent has yet to be named. Whilst he's not so well known this will be his first bout since his loss, earlier this year, to former multi-weight world champion Jhonnt Gonzalez.
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