Earlier this week we reported the news that former WBA interim Minimumweight champion Juan Jose Landaeta (26-8-1, 20) was set to take part in a bout in Japan in early September. Today we were given more details on that bout.
The contest will see Landaeta battle against Panamaian visitor Walter Tello (21-8,8) in a bout that has been scheduled for 10 rounds and will take place at a contracted 114lbs.
Landaeta is a Venezuelan fighter who first made his mark in Japan back in back in 2004 when he lost a narrow decision to Yutaka Niida. Less than 2 years later he found himself losing a hugely controversial decision to Koki Kameda in a bout that saw Kameda claim his first world title bout. That loss to Kameda saw the Japanese fans turning on the home fighter and stating that Landaeta had been robbed, a rematch followed with Kameda taking another win over Landaeta to put the matter to bed.
Earlier this year Landaeta returned to Japan and lost a decision to Mar John Yap. Despite that loss he has decided to remain in Japan and base himself in Toyama, where his up coming bout will take place.
As for Tello he will be best remembered for his multiple failed world title fights, including his 2014 loss in a WBA interim Light Flyweight title fight with Randy Petalcorin in China. This bout will be Tello's first in Asia since the Petalcorin contest, though he's not expected to pick up a win here.
Ryoichi Taguchi spars with former champion Juan Jose Landaeta
(Image courtesy of http://www.tam.ne.jp/t_boxing/)
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