Earlier today it was announced that Japanese boxing fans would get the chance to see a rematch between Koji Numata (21-7-2, 16) and Takehiro Shimokawara (19-8-3, 6), two men who drew when they fought in a enthralling contest earlier this year.
The men, who fought a genuien thriller back in March, will be fighting each other for the vacant OPBF Light Middleweight the same title that they were fighting for earlier this year.
The bout has been announced for August 18th at the Korakuen Hall and is a surprising return to the ring for Numata who was thought to have retired following the first bout with Shimokawara. We're hoping that this one can live up to the excitement and action of the first contest which was genuinely great action.
Although we've not heard about any of the undercard bouts we're just really excited to be able to bring you the news about this potentially thrilling contest which promises to see two men looking for a career defining win.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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