We've known for a while that WBC Bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka would be defending his title against Anselmo Moreno on September 22nd. Sadly there was very little revealed regarding the under-card for the show.
Today however that changed as one really notable under-card bout was announced for the show.
That bout will be a contest between once Japanese puncher Kenichi Ogawa (15-1, 13)and world ranked Colombian Deivi July Bassa (16-0,1 0).
At the time of the announcement Bassa is, amazingly, ranked #14 by the WBC at Super Featherweight. On paper it sounds impressive but it's a ranking without any merit at all and in fact his best win to date being a decision win over Franklin Varela. The ranking is a really hard one to explain and completely unreflective of his opposition to date. If anything Bassa boxrec ranking, of #92, is much more accurate.
As for Ogawa this bout will see him looking to extend a 7 fight winning streak, all by stoppage, which has seen him stopping Raymond Sermona last time out. Whilst not a world beater himself this is a great opportunity for the Teiken fight to score a notable win, and possible net himself a world ranking as a result.
(Image courtesy of Teiken)
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