Earlier this year we saw China's Qiu Xiao Jun (21-3, 10) [裘晓君] come up short in his first world title title, as he suffered a 12th round TKO to Venezuelan Nehomar Cermeno (25-5-1-1, 15) in a bout for the WBA Super Bantamweight title. Now the two men will be going at each other again with a rematch having been set for December 17th in Hangzhou city, China.
The bout will see Cermeno fighting in China for the third time this year and attempting to defend the title for the second. The first of those bouts saw him defeat Jun for the title back in June with the second bout coming in September when he stopped Nop Kratingdaenggym, with those bouts taking place on Beijing and Wenzhou respectively. It will be his 4th bout this year, which is a surprise given he had fought once between September 2013 and December 2015.
For Jun the bout will be a second crack at a world title, and although he was easily out boxed, and then stopped, by Cermeno in their first bout he did look and improved fighter last time out, when he easily beat Robert Udtohan in 3 rounds, in a bout that served as the main event on the card that also featured Cermeno Vs Nop. If he can avenge his defeat he'll have managed to have beaten every man he has shared the ring with, having previously avenged his other two losses, and could also see him become the second world champion from China.
Also said to be on this card is a bout between Teerachai Kratingdaenggym (36-0, 27) [ถิรชัย กระทิงแดงยิม] and Venezuelan Ivan Matute (15-0, 11) with the two rumoured to be fighting for the WBA "interim" Welterweight crown, though the bout still needs rubber stamping from the WBA.
For those who haven't seen the first bout between Cermeno and Jun we've featured it below.
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