It implied avenging his solitary profession rout, which he did as such in determined design with a third-round knockout of Masamichi Yabuki recently. Of basically equivalent significance to the 30-year-old from Kyoto, Japan was returning to play the chance of a long-wanted title unification session with compatriot Hiroto Kyoguchi.
“I’ve for practically forever needed this battle and his WBA belt,” Teraji told BoxingScene.com through an interpreter. “Just after the rematch with Yabuki was finished, I needed this unification match.”
The wish was conceded, doubtlessly arousing a lot of joy for no-nonsense boxing fans all over the planet. Teraji (19-1, 11KOs) will endeavor the principal protection of his subsequent WBC title rule, while Tokyo’s Kyoguchi (16-0, 11KOs) puts his WBA ‘Super’ title on the line for the fifth time as they meet this Tuesday at Saitama Super Field in Saitama, Japan (ESPN+ (US), 4:30 a.m. ET/Amazon Prime (Japan) 5:30 p.m. PT).
The session stamps simply the second-ever unification session between ruling champions from Japan. The solitary other event came over decade prior, when then, at that point unbeaten WBC strawweight titlist Kazuto Ioka edged then-WBA champion Akira Yaegashi in their significant June 2012 slugfest in Osaka, Japan.
Teraji did his part to reestablish the homegrown superfight with his success over Yabuki on Walk 19 in his Kyoto old neighborhood. The rematch came a half year after Teraji experienced a dazzling 10th round knockout loss in their hellacious fight last September 22 in Kyoto. The loss finished his four or more year WBC title rule, having made eight protections.
The primary battle with Yabuki was postponed by twelve days because of Teraji testing positive for — and trusted after the battle to have never completely recuperated from — Coronavirus. Yet again he was all set for the rematch, which was brief and uneven as Teraji argued his case as the best junior flyweight on the planet.
Dependent simply upon merit, Kyoguchi is the main other warrior with a solid contention. The two-division titlist has held the WBA 108-pound title since New Year’s Eve 2018, generally as of late guarding in an eighth-round knockout of Mexico’s Esteban Bermudez in their June 10 WBA title combination conflict out and about in Guadalajara.
Teraji is unbothered by the degree of contest in their profoundly expected confrontation.
“This is a battle I’ve for practically forever needed in view of what he has,” expressed Teraji. “Other than that, I have no genuine contemplations on Hiroto. He simply feels like an ordinary rival to me.”