WBA Title Fight Set For Osaka, Fans Will Be In Attendance
A WBA Junior-Flyweight Championship tilt has been made official.
Titleholder Hiroto Kyoguchi will collide with Thankongsak Simsri on November 3. Kyoguchi will put his gold on the line inside INTEX Osaka in Japan. A live crowd of up to 4,000 will be allowed in attendance. Many sporting events in Japan have allowed fans in the building at a reduced capacity.
This will be the first men’s world boxing title fight in Japan since the COVID-19 pandemic took effect. Kyoguchi spoke on the matchup during a press conference.
“I’m happy we are going to be able to have a fight. I want a bout that will illustrate the skill gap between us.”
Kyoguchi is 14-0 with nine of those wins coming by way of knockout. He’s coming off a unanimous decision victory over Tetsuya Hisada. That bout also took place in Osaka but the venue was the EDION Arena. Kyoguchi has beaten the likes of Hekkie Budler, Tanawat Nakoon, and Tibo Monabesa to name a few.
Simsri also has a perfect pro boxing record of 14-0. He has nabbed 12 of those victories via knockout. He scored a TKO victory over Suriya Puttaluksa in his last outing. This will be Simsri’s fourth bout in Osaka, Japan.