World boxing Association’s 11th-ranked light flyweight Thanongsak Simsri of Thailand and his entourage arrived in Japan on Oct. 7 to challenge WBA light flyweight super champion Hiroto Kyoguchi on Nov. 3 in Osaka in the first men’s world title fight in the country since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic or COVID-19, the Japan Boxing Commission said.
The 20-year-old Thanongsak is required to be kept in quarantine for two weeks at a hotel in accordance with the government’s relevant guidance, which is why he had to come to Japan earlier than usual.
The scheduled 12-rounder between the two undefeated boxers will be held at INTEX Osaka, one of the multipurpose event spaces in the Suminoe Ward. It will be the 26-year-old Kyoguchi’s third defense of the title he won from Hekkie Budler of South Africa in December 2018, He has a record of 14 straight wins, including nine knockouts.
Thanongsak, who has 14 wins, including 12 KOs, said, ‘’I am relieved that I was able to enter Japan without any trouble. I am thankful to those who helped me enter Japan. During the waiting days, I will do my best to keep my physical condition best.