Are We On the Verge of a Rare Light Flyweight World Title Unification Fight?
Eddie Hearn is someone deeply invested in the smaller divisions. His promotional track record includes signing co-promotional deals with two of the best in the world at 108 pounds: WBA “Super” World light flyweight champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (15-0, 10 KOs) and WBO World belt-holder Elwin Soto (19-1, 13 KOs). For the CEO of Matchroom Boxing, he hopes to have them face-off in a unification fight.
Both men have expressed a strong interest a unifying the division. However, we have yet to hear any word about a possible showdown between the two. That is until now. During a July 20 interview with iFL TV, Hearn gave us an update. He said the world titlists will fight each other on August 28 in Los Angeles.
AN UNCOMMON OCCURRENCE AT 108 POUNDS
Kyoguchi-Soto would be the first unification match in the division since December 2017, when Ryoichi Taguchi defeated Miland Melindo to become the then-unified IBF/WBA ‘Super’ World light flyweight champion.
Hiroto Kyoguchi is more of a come-forward, seek-and-destroy fighter while Elwin Soto is more of a boxer-puncher. Each would carry power to the party. However, defense is neither of their strong suits. Those are the ingredients for a terrific battle, a fight that lovers of the smaller weight would eat up.
While Eddie Hearn disclosed to IFL the match is a go, there has been no official announcement. Hardcore fans have their fingers crossed that his words will indeed be the case. If so, look for the fight to air live on the DAZN streaming service. Stay tuned to 3KingsBoxing for further updates on this still-developing story.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.