Back in Late September we reported that unbeaten Japanese youngster Shohei Kawashima (14-0-2, 3) [川島 翔平] would be returning to the ring on October 29th to face former world champion Cristian Mijares (54-8-2, 26) for Mijares' WBC Silver Featherweight title, with that bout to take place in Durango.
Now we've learned that that won't be the only bout of interest to ourselves with a supporting bout that will also feature and Asian visitor fighting on the show, which we now know will be televised by Televisa.
That supporting bout will see Filipino fighter Crison Omayao (20-12-3, 7) take on former unified Minimumweight champion Francisco Rodriguez Jr (19-4-1, 12) in what should be a fun to watch, though likely one sided, bout.
Omayao is best known for being the opponent for the then debuting Naoya Inoue, back in October 2012. Since then he has struggled with a 4-7-3 record in the bouts that have followed, though he has been matched hard against the likes of Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep, Nawaphon Por Chokchai, Kosei Tanaka, Genki Hanai and Xiong Zhao Zhong.
Sadly for Omayao he has lost against pretty much every opponent of note and has become a journeyman in recent years, travelling through Asia to get beat by prospects and hopefuls. He usually puts up a good account of himself, but was taken out inside a round by Kosei Tanaka back in 2014.
For Rodriguez this will be his third bout of the year as he looked to turn around his career, following back-to-back losses last year to Donnie Nietes and Moises Fuentes. Although Rodriguez is 3-2-1 (1) in his last 6 he is a world class fighter and holds notable wins over Merlito Sabillo, to claim the WBO Minimumweight title in March 2014, and Katsunari Takayama, in August 2014, to unify the WBO and IBF titles in a bout regarded by many as the 2014 FOTY.
As well as his two big wins he has also fought Donnie Nietes, Roman Gonzalez and Ramon Garcia Hirales.
We have included footage of both men below for those who haven't seen them in action.
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