Late on Thursday in Japan saw a notable announcement being made by WOZ Boxing who announce a Japanese title double header for December 16th.
The bouts in question will see both of the WOZ Boxing champions defending their titles. That means a second defense for exciting Bantamweight prospect Shohei Omori (15-0, 10) and hard hitting Lightweight champion Kota Tokunaga (16-2, 11).
Omori, one of the most exciting talented in the Bantamweight division, had his opponent for the bout named as Japanese based Filipino Mark John Yap (22-12, 10), who has seemingly cancelled a rematch with Tatsuya Ikemizu to land this fight. On paper this is a mismatch in favour of the unbeaten fighter however Yap is significantly better than his record suggests and he really could be a great warm up opponent for Omori before a prospective world title fight in 2016.
Whilst Omori's opponent is known there has been no announcement regarding Tokunaga's foe, instead we've been told to wait until mid October for that one.
The bouts will take place at the Shimazu Arena in Kyoto City and will, from what we've been told, be aired on MBS.
(Image courtesy of the Woz boxing blog)
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