WBO World Flyweight Champion Kosei Tanaka vs. Jonathan Gonzalez in Play For August 24

Kosei Tanaka vs. Jonathan Gonzalez in Play For August 24

According to the agenda of the Japan Boxing Commission, there will be a world title clash on August 24 at Takeda Teva Ocean Arena in the city of Nagoya, the capital of the province of Aich, where the unbeaten world champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), Kosei Tanaka (13-0, 7 KOs), will make a second defense of his title against the WBO top rated challenger Jonathan “Bomba” González (22-2-1, 13 KOs).

Tanaka says “I intend to win by KO by resorting to my fast style of boxing.”

The Japanese punches has not scored a knockout since March of last year.

Tanaka was crowned the WBO flyweight king in August 2018 in the city of Nagoya by defeating Sho Kimura by decision in a wild twelve round war.

His most recent fight was in the city of Gifu, in March, when he made a successful first defense by imposing himself to get a decision over former WBA Ryoichi Taguchi.

After the second defense against Gonzalez, Tanaka could go up to super flyweight in search of his fourth world title according to the boxer’s manager Kiyoshi Hatanaka, the president of Hatanaka Boxing Gym.

Gonzalez won his last four bouts in a row, after stopping Juan Alejo in his last fight back in November 2018.

Via Hisao Adachi / boxingscene.com