Just announced: A January 10th bout between reigning WBA super featherweight champ, Japan’s Takashi Uchiyama (16-0, 13 KOs) and WBA interim titlist in the same division, Mexican, Jorge Solis (40-2-2, 29 KOs) at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, Japan.
Uchiyama won his title by beating Juan Carlos Salgado in January of this year and has since made three successful title defenses. Solis became interim champ in February and has made two successful defenses of that lesser crown.
Also on the card, WBA jr. featherweight titlist, Ryol Li Lee (17-1-1, 8 KOs) will make his first defense of the title he won from Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym by taking on Akifumi Shimoda (22-2-1, 10 KOs).
Both contests should be highly competitive bouts between fighters at, or near, the top of their divisions.
Also on the Japanese scene:
November 20th: Masafumi Okubo (18-3-1, 6 KOs) takes on former jr. flyweight champ, Edgar Sosa (40-6, 24 KOs) in Monterrey Mexico
November 26th: Former WBC Bantamweight champ, Hozumi Hasegawa (28-3, 12 KOs) takes on undefeated Mexican, Juan Carlos Burgos (25-0, 18 KOs) for the vacant WBC featherweight title in Nihon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan.
On the undercard, WBC super featherweight champ, Vitali Tajbert (20-1, 6 KOs) from Germany defends his title against former WBC featherweight champ, Japan’s Takahiro Ao (19-2-1, 9 KOs)
December 26th: Daiki Kameda (18-2, 11 KO’s) will make the second defense of his WBA flyweight title against Romanian, Silvio Olteanu (11-3, 5 KO’s) at the Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Kameda’s brothers, Koki and Tomoki will also be on the card.
February 5th: Mexico’s Tomas Rojas (34-12, 23 KOs) will defend his WBC super flyweight title in Osaka, Japan against former WBA champion Nobuo Nashiro (14-2-1, 9KOs).