Kenshiro “The Amazing Boy” Teraji, the WBC/WBA champion, and Jonathan “La Bomba” Gonzalez, the WBO champion, will square off in a 12-round fight that will advance one fighter closer to becoming the division’s undisputed monarch.
On Saturday, April 8, at Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan, a high-stakes unification battle involving three light flyweight world belts will take place.
Teraji (20-1, 12 KOs) won the WBC 108-pound crown by defeating Ganigan Lopez. This was Teraji’s first world championship. Before surrendering the title against Masamichi Yabuki via TKO in the tenth round, Teraji completed eight successful defenses.
In their rematch, the 31-year-old avenged the defeat by stopping Yabuki in the third round to take back the title. The WBC and WBA crowns were then combined by Teraji after stopping Hiroto Kyoguchi in the seventh round of that same November.
Gonzalez (27-3-1, 14 KOs) spent years competing against top competition at flyweight, including an unsuccessful attempt to win the WBO world championship in 2019. Since reducing his weight to light flyweight in 2020, the quick southpaw has fought five times without losing.
Gonzalez defeated Elwin Soto in October 2021 to win the WBO championship, which he successfully defended against Mark Anthony Barriga and Shokichi Iwata the previous year.
Also on the card, multi division kickboxing champion Tenshin Nasukawa will make his professional boxing debut versus Yuki Yonaha