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Teshigawara to defend OPBF super bantamweight crown on Oct. 8

Aug 30, 2020 10:54 am

Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation super bantamweight champion Hiroaki Teshigawara of the Misako Boxing Gym will make his fourth defense of the title against Shingo Kawamura of Mitsuki Boxing Gym, ranked 15th in the 122-pound division (55.338 kg.), on Oct. 8 at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall, according to the Misako gym.

The 30-year-old Teshigawara, who was transferred to the Misako gym from the Wajima Kouichi Sports Gym on Aug. 11., is one of the gym’s eight OPBF, World Boxing Organization’s Asia Pacific and Japanese champions in addition to WBO world female super flyweight ruler Miyo Yoshida.

Teshigawara, who is gunning for a world title challenge as he is currently ranked third by the International Boxing Federation and seventh by the World Boxing Council, has a record of 21 wins, including 14 knockouts, against two losses and two draws. As for Kawamura, also 30, he has a 16-5-4 win-loss-draw record with eight KOs.

Organizers will keep the maximum number of spectators at the hall to 700 vis-a-vis the hall’s maximum capacity of 2005.

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