Earlier today it was revealed that former multi-time world Minimumweight champion Katsunari Takayama (31-8-0-1, 12) [高山 勝成] had been reissued a professional license from the JBC. However it seems like the license has a few interesting caveats to it, that may apply and make him need to fight sooner than expected.
Takayama hasn't fought as a professional since August 2016, and turns 37 on May 12th. The JBC rules typically don't allow fighters over the age of 37 a license, unless they have fought in the last 3 years.
With Takayama having not fought for 3 years he will need to fight before his next birthday, May 12th, to be able to keep his license.
At the moment it does seem like someone is going through the rule book to look at this type of thing, though of course the world isn't normal right now, and we wouldn't be surprised to see the JBC showing some leniency in coming weeks to allow Takayama to fight after his birthday on the basis of their being no boxing due to coronavirus.
Alternatively there is a chance he will be added to an early May show to get a bout under his belt to stay within the JBC's rules. Saying that however time is running out, and if the JBC do end up extending their suspension of the sport, which is now expected to end on May 2nd, then Takayama's comeback may be over beefore it's even began.
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