A month ago we saw Japanese youngster Ken Shiro (10-0, 5) [拳 四朗] claim the WBC Light Flyweight title with a hard fought and close win over Ganigan Lopez. Yesterday the youngster was honoured in his home region of Kyoto prefecture.
The talented fighter reiceved a major local honour and met a number of local dignitaries, including a mayor and governor, whilst being praised for his performance and his effect on Kyoto.
At the event Ken Shiro did talk, a little bit, about his first defense. It seems the bout isn't yet set in stone but he's expecting it to take place in Autumn, and it's like to be against Pedro Guevara who is his mandatory challenger.
Although he's only weeks removed from the biggest win of his career but he's already back in the gym and ticking over with gym work. It seems like the cause of that is to keep hiw weight down, though he has put on some weight since his recent victory and he's now around 8KG's above his fighting weight.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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