Last night fans in Mexico saw IBF Minimumweight champion Jose Argumedo (20-3-1, 12) make the third defense of his title, as he took an 8th round TKO win over Gabriel Mendoza (28-5-2, 23) in Monterrey. By it's self the story wouldn't have gotten out attention, however comments after the fight by Eddie Reynoso, a member of Argumedo's team, suggested that the champion might be heading to Japan for his next defense.
The full details weren't revealed but from what we under-stand the plan is for Argumedo to defend his title in Japan in Summer, returning to the country where he won his title in December 2015, when he beat Katsunari Takayama.
Looking at the IBF rankings there is a number of options that Argumedo could fight in Japan. That could suggest a potential fight with talented speedster Ryuji Hara (22-2, 12) [原隆二], aggressive youngster Hiroto Kyoguchi (7-0, 6) [京口 紘人] or Reiya Konishi (13-0, 5) [小西 伶弥]. Of those possibilities we'll admit we'd love to see Argumedo Vs Kyoguchi, but all three possible bouts are exciting and interesting and could wellbe used as a great co-feature on a notable show from either Ohashi, Watanabe or Shinsei.
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