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Wulan, Kuwahara Ready to Rumble for OPBF-112 in Japan


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World-ranked Chinese flyweight challenger "The Tianshan Snow Leopard" Wulan Tuolehazi 乌兰托了哈孜 (Ұлан Төлеуғазы (15-4-2, 7 KO's, on the right in the photos) of the Xibert Village in Xinjiang, China, and Japanese defending OPBF Flyweight Champion Taku Kuwahara 桑原拓 (12-1, 7 KO's) of Yokohama scaled-in at identical weight of 112 lbs., (50.80 kgs), ahead of their important 12-rounder battle today, Tuesday July 11, at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

The winner not only improve his standing in the world rankings, but also inches closer to a possible world title shot in the flyweight division.



The reigning WBC Flyweight World Champion is Mexican Julio Cesar "El Rey" Martinez (20-2, 15 KO's).

Wulan, 30, is accompanied by his handler, award-winning promoter former Olympian boxer Liu Gang of Kunming, while Kuwahara, 28, is guided by Yokohama promoter Hideyuki Ohashi.

The exciting battle is a production of Hideyuki Ohashi. May the Best Man Win!

The author, senior boxing reporter Carlos Costa can be reached at carlos@philboxing.com.


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