WBC Champion Kenshiro Teraji Tests Positive For COVID-19

Kenshiro Teraji is the Latest Fighter From Japan To Be Impacted By COVID-19

WBC Light Flyweight champion Kenshiro Teraji
Kenshiro Teraji

Kenshiro Teraji is the Latest Fighter From Japan To Be Impacted By COVID-19


Kenshiro Teraji (18-0, 10 KOs) was slated to defend the WBC world light flyweight title for the ninth time on September 10 against mandatory challenger Masamichi Yabuki. Unfortunately, that match will not happen.

On August 26, the WBC and Shinsei Promotions announced that Teraji has tested positive for COVID-19. The 29-year-old from Kyoto, Japan is dealing with a small illness and under quarantine at his home. He is waiting on a medical order from the local public health center and hopes to resume training shortly.

The fight against Yabuki was to be the champion’s first world title defense in his hometown. Teraji is the longest-reigning titleholder among the current champions at 108 pounds. He was looking forward to putting on a show. While it’s disappointing he will not display his talents in September, health and safety must come first.

We at 3KingsBoxing wish him a speedy recovery and will provide an update when this fight is rescheduled.

By: Michael Wilson Jr.

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