WBC Bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (24-0-2, 17) is known for making light work of his challengers. In recent years however two men made him look him human. One of those men was Thailand's Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (45-6-1, 23), who took a number of rounds form Yamanaka with his relentless pressure when the two men faced of in October 2014, whilst the other was Panama's tricky Anselmo Moreno (35-3-1, 12), who ran Yamanaka to a controversial split decision this past September.
Since facing Yamanaka both Suriyan and Moreno had stated that they were wanting a rematch with the Japanese puncher and now it seems likely that one of them will get their rematch.
First however they will need to over-come the other man with the WBC ordering the two men to fight in the next 90 days in an eliminator to face the Tokyo man.
At the moment the bout isn't set in stone, and there is of course no specific date or venue set, however it seems likely that the teams for both men will be doing their best to secure their man home advantage and to get the bout sorted quickly.
It seems likely that Yamanaka will defend his title before, or around the time, the eliminator and will then look at the winner of the eliminator, possibly for next Summer or Autumn in what is likely to be a very interesting rematch no matter who wins.
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