RIGONDEAUX, TAKAYAMA TITLE BOUTS ADDED TO YEAR-END RUSH OF WORLD TITLE SHOWS IN JAPAN


December 14, 2014

TOKYO, JAPAN

WBA/WBO 122-pound champ Guillermo Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs), an unbeaten southpaw originally hailing from Cuba, will come to Japan to put his belts on the line against OPBF feather ruler Hisashi Amagasa (28-4-2, 19 KOs), an elongated Japanese, in Osaka, Japan, on the last day of the year. Also, former champ Katsunari Takayama (27-7, 10 KOs) will dispute vacant IBF/WBO 105-pound titles lately renounced by Francisco Rodriguez Jr. with a compatriot Go Odaira (11-3-3, only a KO) on the same show. These two title bouts have been added to the already announced six world title contests in the capital Tokyo on December 30 and 31, as written below.

The Rigondeaux-Amagasa matchup was beyond our imagination and expectation, since Amagasa, standing 5f10 1/2h, is a full-fledged 126-pounder and hasnft fought in the 122-pound category since his debut in 2004. Amagasa himself says, gIfll have no problem to make the weighth and we hope he will make a good condition to show a good performance.

December 30, Tokyo

WBO junior bantamweight title bout

Omar Narvaez (Argentina) vs. Naoya Inoue (Japan)

WBC title bout for the vacant light-flyweight championship

Pedro Guevarra (Mexico) vs. Akira Yaegashi (Japan)

WBC title bout for the vacant lightweight championship

Jorge Linares (Venezuela/Japan) vs. Javier Pierto (Mexico)

plus

Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata (Japan) vs. Jessie Nicklow (US)

December 31, Tokyo

WBA super-featherweight title bout

Takashi Uchiyama (Japan) vs. Israel Perez (Argentina)

WBA super-flyweight title bout

Kohei Kono (Japan) vs. Norberto Jimenez (Dominican Republic)

WBA light-flyweight title bout

Alberto Rossel (Peru) vs. Ryoichi Taguchi (Japan)

(12-14-2014)


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