Kyoguchi To Defend Minimumweight Title

Per a report from the Japan Times, IBF minimumweight champion Hiroto Kyoguchi will make his second title defense when he faces Vince Paras.

Kyoguchi and Paras, who is ranked 15th in the heavier IBF light flyweight category will face off on May 20th at Tokyo’s Ota Gymnasium.

“We are both hopefuls without a single loss, but I am confident that I am stronger,” the 24-year-old Kyoguchi told a news conference at his gym in Tokyo. “As champion, I want to make it an overwhelming performance.”

Both men will walk into the ring with an undefeated record, with Kyoguchi currently 9-0, with Paras standing at 13-0, with 11 coming by way of knockout.

Kyoguchi won the title in 2017, when he defeated Jose Argumedo and would become the fastest Japanese fighter to win a world  title, just seven fights into his pro career.


Original Story: Japan Times

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