We've known for a while that former world title challenger Hisashi Amagasa (28-5-2, 19) would be returning to the ring on June 10th on the under-card of Shingo Wake's IBF super Bantamweight world title eliminator with Mike Tawatchai. Today we learned that Amagasa's opponent would be Tawatchi's stablemate Patomsith Pathompothong (12-3, 5) the current IBF Asia Featherweight champion.
For those who don't know about the Thai he was last in action in April when he claimed his IBF regional title with a stoppage win against Indonesian foe Jason Butar Butar. That was his most notable win to date though given he is part of the Kiatkreerin stable of fighters it's clear that he'll have been having great training alongside Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr and Amnat Ruenroeng, both of whom have scored big wins in Japan and will be able to offer solid advice to Patomsith.
As for Amagasa this will be his first bout since he came up short against Guillermo Rigondeaux at the end of last year in a memorable Super Bantamweight world title bout. Although Amagasa's face was a swollen mess by the end of that bout he didn't suffer any major injuries and is expected to return to full form as he eyes up a potential Featherweight world title bout later in the year.
We've include footage of both men in action below for fans who have either not seen either man, or who want to remind themselves on what each man is capable of..
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