Kenshiro Teraji to make hometown title protection towards #1 contender Masamichi Yabuki
Boxing’s longest reigning world gentle flyweight champion, Kenshiro Teraji (18-0, 10 KOs), is making his return to the ring. On September 10, he’s trying to make the ninth protection of the WBC World 108 pound title towards #1 contender Masamichi Yabuki (12-3, 11 KOs) at Metropolis Fitness center in Kyoto, Japan.
A press occasion to announce the combat was held on July 5 in Japan. Each Teraji and Yabuki had been in attendance.
THE CHAMP RETURNS HOME
It’s a homecoming world title protection for the 29-year-old, who received the WBC World belt with a unanimous choice win over Ganigan Lopez in Might of 2017. Teraji is wanting ahead to defending the title in his hometown for the very first time. In response to the Asian supply, Asian Boxing, he informed the native media this match is not going to go the gap.
(translated from Japanese) “I’m joyful to have the ability to combat the world battle in my hometown. I’ll positively win with KO.”
He’ll face a Yabuki who’s admittedly unknown exterior the Japanese boxing scene. Nonetheless, amongst home observers, followers know him for having heavy fingers in each fists. Assured in his punching energy, he informed the media he plans to win by stoppage.
The reigning WBC champ has a long-term objective of surpassing the report for essentially the most world title defenses by a Japanese fighter. That’s held presently by iconic Japanese boxing legend Yoko Gushiken. He made 13 defenses of the WBA title from 1976-1980. Teraji hopes the march in direction of that coveted aspiration will proceed towards Yabuki.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.
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