Earlier today it was announced that Japanese Heavyweight champion Kyotaro Fujimoto (13-1, 7) [藤本京太郎] has been added to the April 27th card at the Ota City Gymnasium, a card headlined by a trio of world title fights including Takashi Uchiyama's (24-0-1, 20) [内山 高志] bout with Jezreel Corrales (19-1-0-1, 7).
Fujimoto, who has been inactive since last October's win over David Torres Garcia, will be facing Australian fighter Nathan McKay (6-2, 3) in what looks like a straight forward bout for the world ranked Japanese Heavyweight, who is hoping to land a big fight in the near future.
For those who don't know a great deal about Fujimoto he's a former K1 fighter who made the move to boxing 2011. He began his career with 5 straight wins before being stopped by Solomon Haumono in an OPBF title fight. Since then he has bounced back well with 8 straight wins, including 2 very narrow ones against Nobuhiro Ishida, and has become the Japanese Heavyweight champion.
Sadly the Japanese Heavyweight scene has failed to pick up with Fujimoto but he's certainly looking to extend his profile and was, according to Japanese, in talks with WBC champion Deontay Wilder at one point last year.
For those who haven't seen much of the Japanese fighter we have included a couple of videos below.
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