Joichiro Tatsuyoshi may have been retired a few years but he is still among the most popular men in Japanese boxing. Today began a new chapter in the Tatsuyoshi name as Joe's second son, who we believe is called Kotobuki or Juiki, passed his pro-test with flying colours to receive a C class license and become a professionally licensed fighter.
By all accounted Tatsuyoshi Jr looked sensational in his try out bout as he dominated the unfortunate Hideya Koyama (0-1). Despite both fighters wearing head gear Koyama was still stopped by the heavy handed Tatsuyoshi who looked like he had his fathers power.
Although he has his father's name we're not expecting the young Tatsuyoshi, who is being dubbed "Joe II" by some, to be fast tracked like the Joichiro was. Instead it seems that the youngster will go the more traditional route and there is talk of him being an entrant in to a Rookie of the Year tournament. His aim however is to follow in his father's footsteps and he is hoping to one day acquire a WBC world title, just like Joichiro.
We're unsure when the youngster will make his debut but it seems likely that it will be in early 2015, and we daye say that his debut likely to be one of the most eagerly anticipated debuts of 2015.
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