Hiroto Kyoguchi is targeting Ken Shiro next
Newly crowned undefeated WBA Super light flyweight champion Hiroto Kyoguchi isn’t wasting time. He is already looking to unify against undefeated WBC Champion Ken Shiro in what can only be described as a MASSIVE mega-fight in the division and Japan.
This is something many felt was a possibility in December when we saw the two publicly sparring each other. It was intended to build up excitement if both were successful in their big fights.
Kyoguchi, a former IBF minimumweight champion, became the first man to ever stop former lineal champion, Hekkie Budler. The achievement occurred in statement-making fashion, putting the rest of the division on notice.
The WBA champion is hoping to secure even bigger fights in 2019. If he’s not looking to babysit the title, a fight with the WBC champion would accomplish that.
Shiro (26), busted on the scene winning the WBC title in only ten fights. He followed with five successful defenses and has KO’d three of his last four opponents.
The WBC champion would like nothing more than to unify the division. He has expressed this desire over the years, therefore, this has to be a welcomed opportunity.
If this fight can happen in 2019, it would leave no doubt who is the best in the division.
This is just another reason among many why the lower weight divisions deserve so much respect. These guys are willing to make big fights that help the sport.
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