Kenshiro Teraji Returns to Face #1 Contender Tetsuya Hisada in An All-Japanese Showdown
During a March 8 press conference in Osaka, Japan, it was announced that Kenshiro Teraji (17-0, 10 KOs) will make the eighth defense the WBC Junior Flyweight title against WBC #1 contender Tetsuya Hisada (34-10-2, 20 KOs). The fight will take place on April 24 at the Edion Arena in Osaka, Japan.
The last time we saw the champ in action was on December 19, 2019 when he took apart Randy Petalcorin in four rounds. Teraji and Hisada were initially supposed to fight on December 19, 2020. It was put on pause because the champ was involved in a melee outside the ring. The WBC champ was suspended for three months by the Japanese Boxing Commission (JBC) due to a drunk driving melee during the summer of that year.
He was ordered to serve 48 hours of community service. According to a source, Asian Boxing, the 29-year-old from Uji, Japan apologized for his misguided actions during the Osaka press conference.
Yes, the challenger has ten losses on his record. However, do not be fooled into thinking he is a bum. Despite being 36 years old, Hisada has only lost once since 2015. The defeat came to current WBA ‘super’ world champion Hiroto Kyoguchi in October of 2019. This reporter watched a video of that fight. Hisada gave Kyoguchi a very rough time before losing by unanimous decision.
On paper, Teraji v Hisada looks to be an entertaining scrap, but the champ will be the decided favorite.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.