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Martinez-Hasegawa, Yamanaka-Jamoya Double on 4/23

Shinsuke Yamanaka (20-0-2, 15KOs), the WBC bantamweight champ, and Hozumi Hasegawa (33-4, 15KOs), a former world champion in two different weight classes, will each fight in a world title doubleheader on April 23, it was announced.

Yamanaka will be making his sixth title defense, while Hasegawa is seeking to become the second Japanese fighter to win a world title in three different divisions.

The 31-year-old Yamanaka, a native of Shiga Prefecture, will take on third-ranked Stephane Jamoye (25-4, 15KOs) of Belgium in the doubleheader in Osaka.

“I’ve wanted to make at least one title defense in the Kansai region,” Yamanaka said. “I’m really looking forward to this.”

Hasegawa will take on IBF super bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez (30-4, 22KOs) of Spain. It will be his first world title fight since he lost his WBC featherweight crown in April 2011.

“It’s really been a long three years,” Hasegawa said. “This bout is going to be the culmination of everything I’ve been through. I will accept the result, no matter what the outcome is.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by any craic lad? on 02-16-2014

Yamanaka Jamoye is a disappointment since Jamoye has lost his last fight.Really looking for forward to Hasegawa-Kiko if Hozumi loses and I really hope he doesn't he should hang them up

Comment by bigcursedawg on 02-15-2014

This has been offical for a while now, same as Yaegashi Zaleta and Hernadez Inoue. I was wondering why it hadn't been reported on here yet.

Comment by zero15 on 02-15-2014

[QUOTE=artfuL_;14239930]Solid card, it should get picked up by HBO but you know it won't due to quality standards with the broadcast.[/QUOTE] It would be great if it happened, but sadly it doesn't make sense from a business standpoint. The time…

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 02-15-2014

[QUOTE=artfuL_;14239930]Solid card, it should get picked up by HBO but you know it won't due to quality standards with the broadcast.[/QUOTE] It's in Japan on Japan time so early morning US plus it's on a Wednesday.

Comment by artfuL_ on 02-15-2014

Solid card, it should get picked up by HBO but you know it won't due to quality standards with the broadcast.

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