Last year we saw Japan's teak tough Hidenori Otake (22-2-3, 9) challenge WBA Super Bantamweight champion Britain's Scott Quigg. Although Otake was clearly beaten he showed amazing toughness to take Quigg 12 rounds at a fairly decent pace in a memorable, yet one-sided, contest.
For fans outside of Japan that was likely the first time they had heard of Otake and almost certainly they first time they had seen him. Hopefully those same fans will continue to show a little bit of an interesting in the Japanese warrior who is set to make his ring return in May, his first bout since the loss to Quigg.
At the moment details are scarce with Kaneko boxing announcing that Otake would fight in May. Kaneko don't list the specific date though boxrec.com list May 29th as the date that fans will get to see Otake back in the ring.
From what we under-stand no opponent has been named though we're expecting it to be a relatively light touch for the 33 year old.
Sadly the details, even regarding the card, are few and far between though we're expecting to see Otake return to the Korakuen Hall for the fight and we'd suspect the long term plan it to reclaim the Japanese Super Bantamweight title and work towards another world title fight.
(Image courtesy of http://www.kaneko-boxing.com)
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