Over the last few weeks there appears to have been a lack of real news. It's a shame, and something we expect will change in the coming days, with a number of big announcements being imminent, especially in Japan where a number of world championship bouts are thought to have been signed and sealed ready for announcements.
One of the little bits of news we do have is that Japanese youngster, Riku Kano (8-1-1, 4) [加納陸] will return to the ring on February 26th, as part of a Kokiet card set to be aired on Channel 3SD.
The bout will see Kano return to Thailand for the first time since Madit Sada there in December 2014, with that bout seeing Kano claim the WBA Asia Minimumweight title.
Although it's unclear on the reason for Kano to return to Thailand there are a number of theories. Firstly the youngster will get a chance to fight close the death of his good friend Kaito Hattori, who passed away due to Leukaemia last year, secondly he will continue to work in Thailand which would allow him to fight for a world title in the country and continue his pursuit of a world title. By continuing in Thailand Kano would be able to by pass a JBC rule that would mean he'd have to claim a JBC or OPBF title before fighting for a world title, in Japan he would have to claim either the national or continental title first.
Sadly whilst we know Kano will be in action we sadly aren't sure who he will be facing.
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