Last month we were among the first sites to report that a deal had been struck for a WBA-WBC Atomweight unification bout between the indomitable Momo Koseki (20-2-1, 7), the WBC champion, and the light punching whirlwind Ayaka Miyao (20-5-1, 4), the WBA champion. We were also one of the first to report that there was a done deal for Japanese Featherweight champion Satoshi Hosono (28-2-1, 20) to defend his title against Takuya Watanabe (26-5-1, 12).
Those bouts, set for October 22nd, both promise a lot of action, a really interesting combination of styles and a lot of of belts up for grabs. In fact all of those belts can be seen on the recently released poster for the show which shows Koseki in the background alongside Miyao, with Hosono in the centre and Watanabe in the foreground, pictured with the WBC Youth World Lightweight title that he won way back in 2011.
The poster also revealed one other fighter involved on the show, former OPBF Super Flyweight champion Ryo Matsumoto (15-0, 13).
At the moment Matsumoto's opponent for the show hasn't been announced, though his inclusion is a notable one that appears to suggest that he will not be fighting in a world title bout until 2016 at the earliest. Notably this bout comes about 9 weeks after his victory over the world ranked Luis May and as a result we're not expecting him to be facing anyone of any real value, more a stay busy bout for the world ranked youngster.
Whilst we know the card will get coverage from Fuji TV, who have committed to showing the show in highlight form, we are wondering whether or not Matsumoto will get more air time than he did with his victory over May, all of which we've included below.
Hopefully the full line up will be announced shortly, but at the moment the show does look interesting to say the least.
Momo Koseki and Ayaka Miyao to fight in Atomweight unification bout!
Satoshi Hosono to defend Japanese title on October 22nd!
(Image courtesy of Hideyuki Ohashi's blog)
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