Earlier today it was announced that Japanese Flyweight champion Takuya Kogawa (26-4, 13) [粉川 拓也] would be back in the ring on July 15th to defend his title. In the opposite corner to the champion will be Japanese ranked contender Masafumi Otake (15-14-3, 7) [大嶽 正史].
For Kogawa the bout will be his 3rd defense in a little under 12 months, following his title victory on July 17th 2015, and although an easy one on paper few will begrudge him an easier fight after battles with Tetsuma Hayashi and Masayuki Kuroda in his last two defenses. As for Otake the bout will be his first title bout and could potentially see him ending a 15 year career. Although not a great fighter Otake has fought a relative whos who of the Japanese scene and will be aware that this is likely to be his one and only chance at a Japanese title.
For those interested in the bout, it will be the main event of Dangan 163 and will be held at the Korakuen Hall.
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