Fifteenth-ranked contender Masaki Nakanuma will challenge champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam of Thailand in a 12-round World Boxing Council flyweight bout in January at Pacifico Yokohama, boxing sources said Friday.

The 28-year-old Nakanuma, nicknamed “Trash,” is a former Japanese flyweight champion and known for his effective counter punches and hard rights. He has a record of 23 wins, including 10 via knockout, against four losses and will be making his first attempt at a world title.

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