The opponent of International Boxing Federation’s third-ranked super featherweight Kenichi Ogawa of Teiken Boxing Gym for the vacant IBF title has changed to second-ranked Azinga Fujile of South Africa from the originally planned top-ranked Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov of Tajikistan, Teiken Boxing Gym said on Sept. 9.
According to the gym, while the fight with Rakhimov had been originally planned to be held on Aug. 20 in Dubai of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it was later postponed due to Rakhomov’s injury.
But the current state of affairs of Rakhimov does not allow him to return to the ring at an early date, which is why the gym has chosen Fujile for the title fight.
The exact date and place for the fight with the 25-year-old Fujile have not yet been announced.
The 33-year-old Ogawa has a record of 25 wins, including 18 knockouts, against a loss and a draw with one no contest, while the left-handed Fujile has a 15-1 win-loss tally with nine KOs.