NAGOYA (Kyodo) Former WBC bantamweight champion Hozumi Hasegawa, who has moved up two classes to featherweight, will feature in a world double-header in Nagoya on Nov. 26.
Hasegawa, ranked second in the WBC world rankings, will meet top-ranked Juan Carlos Burgos of Mexico at Nihon Gaishi Hall for a crack at his second world title after his move to featherweight.
“I’m only concerned with becoming champion,” said Hasegawa, who lost the bantamweight crown to Fernando Montiel in April. “I want to begin a new chapter for Hozumi Hasegawa.”
Super featherweight boxer Takahiro Ao will take on WBC super featherweight champion Vitali Tajbert of Germany in the double bill.
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