A SHOWDOWN, THE BATTLE OF THE ‘RISING SUN’, ONLY ONE WILL PREVAIL

The great Kosei Tanaka (12-0-0, 7KO) has made plenty of noise in the last few years en route to becoming a 3-Division Champion, and tying the mark that Vasiliy Lomachenko set in becoming the fastest to do so (12 fights).

Tanaka won his WBO Flyweight belt after his compelling “Fight of the Year” level contest with former Champ & countryman Sho Kimura. After enduring such a difficult fight, he’s wasting no time getting back in the ring with high level competition.

Former World Champion Ryoichi Taguchi (27-3-2, 12KO) has been one of the most underrated boxers of this past half a decade, where he put together a memorable run in the Light-Flyweight division, constantly mixing it up with some of the divisions best and becoming a Unified Champion.

He lost his titles in a razor close fight against South African Hekkie Budler in 2018, a fight that some observers felt should have went Taguchi’s way. Taguchi decided to try his luck by moving up to face someone in Tanaka who has garnered some P4P discussion from a few credible boxing publications, in pursuit to regain his status that he once had.

 

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