A week ago we saw Japanese youngster Ken Shiro (10-0, 5) [拳 四朗] claim the biggest win of his career to become the WBC Light Flyweight champion. Today he was honoured for that win as he attended a special event in Kyoto.
The event saw the baby faced fighter spend time with a local mayor and and recieve the honour of being an ambassador for the local city.
The fighter thanked the fans who attended the event, at the town hall, and stated that he was wanting to practice hard for future world title defenses.
The young fighter stated that his next defense would be in September, and that it would be his first defense. Althoufgh he didn't confirm it we do expect it to be against former world champion Pedro Guevara (30-2-1, 17), who is the mandatory challenger for the title.
After Guevara it would seem like Ken Shiro will be looking for unification bouts, though may see those plans being delayed with other champions having plans of their own going forward.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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