Earlier today it was announced that Japanese youngster Riku Kano (4-1-1, 3) would be fighting on December 9th in the most important bout of his career as he returns to Thailand in a WBA Asia Minimumweight title bout.
Aged just 17 years Kano will be attempting to become the young Japanese fighter to win a WBA affiliated title and will actually be attempting to win this belt before he has even made his debut in his homeland of Japan. It's thought that if he wins here then his team will eye up the record for the youngest Japanese fighter in history to win a world title, something he would have well over a year to accomplish.
Kano turned professional last December, just a month after his 16th birthday, and lost on his debut in the Philippines, since then however he notched up 4 wins and a draw, one of those wins isn't actually on his boxrec record and helped build his career.
To claim the title Kano will be fighting against Indonesian journeyman Madit Sada (9-18-1, 3), a man best known for his many losses on the Thai scene where he has become a professional loser, losing all 8 of his bouts in the country.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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