Fight Week Preview

Gary Kittilsen

After what was an intriguing week of professional prize fighting. Elite level boxing returns with two stacked, high level world championship cards that take place on opposite sides of the earth.

Ken Shiro - The Amazing Boy (Highlights / Knockouts) - YouTube

The action kicks off in Osaka, Japan, as “The Amazing Boy” Kenshiro Teraji of Kyoto, Japan, puts his undefeated record and his WBC World Light Flyweight Title on the line against rugged veteran Tetsuya Hisada. Hisada came up just short in a points loss in his previous fight to Hiroto Kyoguchi for the WBA version of the Light Flyweight title back in October of 2019. Kenshiro, is an emerging superstar with a 17-0 (10) record, who won his world title in just his tenth pro fight by outpointing Ganigan Lopez back in 2017. He has made seven consecutive successful defenses including his most recent defense against Randy Petalcorin back in December of 2019. Neither Kenshiro or Kyoguchi fought at all in 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic.

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The action then moves to the USA as two division world champ Emmanuel Navarrete of The Federal District, Mexico defends his WBO featherweight strap against Slick moving Puerto Rican contender Christopher Diaz at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida. Navarrete, 32-1 previously held a world title at 122-pounds, captured the 126-pound strap back in October by dropping Ruben Villa twice and eeking out a very close decision in a fight of the year type of scrap. Christopher Diaz, who is still just 26 years old has already had a previous attempt at a world title when he dropped a wide decision to Masayuki Ito in the summer of 2018. Diaz also dropped a decision to Shakur Stevenson 2019, but he has reeled off two consecutive victories since the Stevenson loss. He most recently outpointed Jason Sanchez last June at the MGM Grand. The co-main event features the undefeated phenome Edgar Berlanga who has won all 16 of his bouts by first round knockout. He takes on the hard hitting Demond Nicholson in a scheduled 10-rounder. Nicholson has impressive wins over the likes of Fernando Castaneda and most recently Mike Guy. Nicholson should be the biggest test Berlanga has faced thus far. The card also features the return of slick jr welterweight Josue Vargas who scored a highly impressive UD victory of Kendo Castaneda back in October takes on Willie Shaw who lost to Omar Juarez via UD and bounced back with a second round TKO victory over Jose Quintero Velarde in January. Highly touted welterweight prospect Xander Zayas also returns and looks to move his undefeated record to 8-0 as he battles Demarcus Layton.

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