We have to admit something. We have favourites. Like every boxing fan we have fighters we prefer and we have fighters we don't like. One of our favourite youngsters is the unbeaten Ken Shiro (3-0, 2) who we've followed since his professional debut and been thoroughly impressed by so far.
The youngster caught our eye when he turned professional and since then he has really shown his class, most notably by stopping Katsunori Nagamine back in March. We're expecting to be impressed by the youngster again this coming Monday as he steps in to the ring to battle Takashi Omae (13-4-5, 1).
Whilst the bout against Omae is a tough one on paper Ken Shiro seems to know just how good he is and has already spoken about what he wants to do when, not if, he beats Omae. The key thing that mentioned is that he's hoping to get a title fight by the end of the year.
Whether the youngster is eyeing up a Japanese title fight, against the winner of the up coming Shin Ono Vs Kenichi Horikawa, or an OPBF title fight is unclear but the fact the youngster is aiming to fight again this year, after Omae, is great news and the fact he's likely to be going for a title in fight #5 is even better news.
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