Eddie Hearn and Matchroom are delighted to announce IBF Globe Super-Featherweight Kenichi Ogawa has signed a multi-battle promoting deal in affiliation with Teiken Promotions.
Ogawa (26-1-1 18 KOs) landed the vacant IBF belt on the shut of November with a wonderful victory in regards to the dangerous Azinga Fuzile on the Hulu Theater in Madison Sq. Backyard, New York, flooring the South African within the fifth and remaining rounds to punctuate a career-most efficient displaying to receives a commission his very first Earth title.
The 33 calendar 12 months earlier Japanese will concentrate on a primary protection in 2022 and will likely be trying down unification bouts with fellow champions Shakur Stevenson (WBO), Oscar Valdez (WBC) and Roger Gutierrez (WBA) subsequent 12 months, and can’t maintain out to return to movement as earlier than lengthy as doable.
“I’m happy to be becoming a member of Eddie Hearn and Matchroom,” acknowledged Ogawa. “It was a wonderful night in New York, and I used to be so thrilled to get the belt in an awesome fight with Fuzile.
“I expect to find again once more within the ring rapidly to defend the title, on my solution to earn much more belts. With Teiken Promotions, Matchroom and DAZN, we will likely be able to make enormous fights and full all greater than the earth.
“I’m so energized for the fights that may seem in 2022 and previous.”
“I’m delighted to welcome Kenichi to the employees,” acknowledged promoter Eddie Hearn. “Kenichi was superb in his World title acquire greater than Azinga Fuzile in New York, an outstanding all-action exhibit that undoubtedly caught the attention on a spectacular night within the Important Apple.
“There are some monumental fights to be created within the Tremendous-Featherweight division and Kenichi can excite admirers all in extra of the planet – I’m positive that he’ll get the prospect to extend extra belts to his IBF strap in 2022.”