At the press conference yesterday it was announced by Frank Maloney that Boxing bin man and European super bantamweight champion Rendall “2 Tone” Munroe 21-1 (9) will get the world title chance he has been hoping for, but will have to travel to Tokyo Japan to take on WBC super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka 36-4-3 (23). The fight with Leicesters Munroe will be Nishioka’s fifth title defence.
Munroe has been long deserving of a title shot. Unbeaten since a points loss for the British featherweight title in 2006, the move down to super bantam has been rewarding. The British title was won as was the European title which he has defended five times.
The date has not been made official yet as but is expected to be around the end of October. As Munroe’s promoter Frank Maloney stated on his website today, “Due to the announcement in Japan we can not reveal the exact date but this will be released in the next few days.”
Rendall having arrived back from yesterdays press conference wrote to his fans on his Facebook page “The BIG fight is on end of Oct. But the bad news is that it is in Tokyo!” obliviously not the scenario Munroe had in mind and had been hoping Maloney could get the fight staged at The Walkers stadium in his home town of Leicester. Details on fight to follow….
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