Japanese amateur champion Kosei Tanaka (1-0) will face the WBA #12 ranked minimum-weight Ronelle Ferreras (13-6-2, 5 KO’s) in a scheduled eight round contest at International Conference Hall in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.
Tanaka is four time national high school champion with a 46-5 (18 KO’s) record. He made his professional debut last November with local promoter, ex-WBC super-bantam champ Kiyoshi Hatanaka, and defeated Oscar Raknafa (12-5, 5 KO’s) by a shut-out, six round decision. Raknafa was ranked the number six minimum-weight by the WBO at the time, and the holder of the WBO’s Asia-Pacific title.
Ferreras is coming off a 10 round decision loss in December, and had a short reign as the interim PABA minimum-weight title holder.