WBO champ Soto, Takayama, undercard of ‘Canelo’-Saunders fight on May 8
Apr 19, 2021 9:42 am
Apr 19, 2021 9:40 am
Undefeated World Boxing Council light flyweight champion Kenshiro Teraji of BMB Boxing Gym has shown world renowned fashion designer Junko Koshino-designed long gown he will wear when he defends his title against top-ranked challenger Tetsuya Hisada of Harada Boxing Gym on Apr. 24 at EDION Arena Osaka, it was learned on Apr. 18.
The white gown, made of enameled clothing fabric with metal studs, matches Kenshiro’s image and strength, which cannot be found elsewhere, according to a recent press release of Koshino.
The gown is to pay homage to ‘’Kenshiro,’’ the protagonist of a popular fictional character and protagonist ‘’Fist of the North Star (Hokuto-no-Ken) ‘’manga’’ comic strip series.
Kenshiro said, ‘’I am really happy that my gown was designed by globally famous Ms. Koshino. I am looking forward with great anticipation to entering the ring wearing that gown. I want to repay her and other supporters’ favor by winning the upcoming bout.’’
The fight, Teraji’s eighth defense of the title he captured in May 2017, was rearranged from the originally scheduled Dec. 19 last year following his misconduct of damaging a parked car on the premises of another person in Tokyo in a state of inebriation after drinking liquor at a drinking establishment last July. The Japan Boxing Commission imposed a three-month suspension of his boxer’s license effective Dec. 1.
The 29-year-old Teraji has 17 straight wins, including 10 knockouts, while the 36-year-old Hisada has a 34-10-2 win-loss-draw record with 20 KOs.