Over the last day or so we have been informed that former Japanese Lightweight title challenger Masashi Noguchi (12-6-1, 6) [野口将志] had transferred gyms.
The talented fight, who was really out-gunned last December when he fought Shuhei Tsuchiya, has joined the Ichiriki gym and is now beginning to work on his ring return. That ring return is a few months off but has been pencilled in for "A-Sign Bee Vol 4", on June 19th and will be looking to move down in weight, to the talent packed Super Featherweight division.
Having mentioned A-Sign Bee Vol 4 we do need to state that Noguchi's opponent hasn't yet been announced but we are expecting a simple foe for Noguchi's return.
We suspect that some reading "A-Sign Bee Vol 4" will be wondering about the "A-Sign Bee Vol 3", well that too has been announced, albeit with only limited information made public. It's set for May 26th and will feature Akihiro Kondo (28-6-1, 15) [近藤 明広], Hironobu Matsunaga (11-1, 5) [松永 宏信] and, notably, Tomomi Takano (9-2, 6) [高野 人母美]. None of that trio have had their opponents named but hopefully decent opponents will be confirmed in the near future.
Although not confirmed it will likely be announced that both the A-sign Bee shows will be made available on A-sign like the first two shows in the series were.
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