By Miguel Rivera
Fireworks are expected when Ryo Miyazaki of Japan and Mexico's Jesus Silvestre trade punches on September 11 at the Bodymaker Colosseum in Osaka.
"I will offer a great fight and knock Jesus Silvestre out," said the absolute world strawweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA).
Miyazaki (19-0-3, 11 KOs) took the world title by winning a decision over Thai boxer Pornsawan Porpramook last December in Osaka.
"I am excited to make a war withe Silvestre and show that I am the king of the strawweight division and the World Boxing Association.
In his most recent fight last May in Osaka, Miyazaki scored a fifth round TKO over his Mexican challenger Carlos Velarde.
Miyazaki is looking to move up to the junior flyweight division, which is his natural weight, after his defense against Silvestre (27-3, 20 KOs), who is world champion interim-champion of the WBA.Tags: Jesus Silvestre , Ryo Miyazaki