Eddie Hearn and Matchroom are delighted to announce IBF World Tremendous-Featherweight Kenichi Ogawa has signed a multi-fight promotional deal in affiliation with Teiken Promotions.
Ogawa (26-1-1 18 KOs) landed the vacant IBF belt on the finish of November with an outstanding victory over the harmful Azinga Fuzile on the Hulu Theater in Madison Sq. Backyard, New York, flooring the South African within the fifth and remaining rounds to punctuate a career-best displaying to earn his first World title.
The 33 yr previous Japanese will goal a primary protection in 2022 and shall be searching down unification bouts with fellow champions Shakur Stevenson (WBO), Oscar Valdez (WBC) and Roger Gutierrez (WBA) subsequent yr, and can’t wait to return to motion as quickly as doable.
“I’m blissful to be becoming a member of Eddie Hearn and Matchroom,” mentioned Ogawa. “It was an excellent night time in New York, and I used to be so thrilled to win the belt in an excellent struggle with Fuzile.
“I stay up for getting again within the ring quickly to defend the title, on my technique to win extra belts. With Teiken Promotions, Matchroom and DAZN, we can make huge fights and carry out everywhere in the world.
“I’m so excited for the fights that may are available in 2022 and past.”
“I’m delighted to welcome Kenichi to the workforce,” mentioned promoter Eddie Hearn. “Kenichi was improbable in his World title win over Azinga Fuzile in New York, an thrilling all-action show that basically caught the attention on a spectacular night time within the Massive Apple.
“There are some large fights to be made within the Tremendous-Featherweight division and Kenichi can excite followers everywhere in the world – I’m certain that he’ll get the possibility so as to add extra belts to his IBF strap in 2022.”