CURRENT WBA World super flyweight champion Kohei Kono (32-8-1, 13 KOs) will be defending his belt in a mandatory clash against the interim WBA champion at 115 pounds, Panamanian Luis Coencepcion (34-4, 24 KOs). The bout is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 31st at Ota-City General Gymnasium in Kono’s hometown of Tokyo, Japan.
“(Concepcion) is perhaps the most dangerous rival of my boxing career,” said Kono. “Win or lose, the fight will end by knockout.”
This will be Kono’s second consecutive defense at Ota-City following his memorable battle against countryman Koki Kameda. The fight was the first all-japanese world title bout staged in the United States.