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Nishioka vs Munroe Set For October 24 in Tokyo, Japan

RENDALL MUNROE was last night given the date for his world title showdown against Japanese star Toshiaki Nishioka.

Munroe (21-1) will challenge for Nishioka’s (36-4-3) WBC super-bantamweight title at Tokyo’s 10,000 capacity Sumo Hall on Sunday October 24.

Munroe, 30, will take eight weeks off from his binman’s job to prepare for the biggest fight of his career.

The Leicester southpaw, promoter Frank Maloney, manager Mike Shinfield and trainer Jason Shinfield, will spend 12 days in Tokyo before the fight.

Maloney explained: “Tokyo is about eight hours ahead so we need to be there well in advance to make sure everything is spot on.

“People are writing Rendall off, but there are far more hostile places than Japan for a fighter to travel to.

“Nishioka’s camp have been complete professionals to deal with and I am sure Rendall will get a fair deal if the fight goes 12 rounds.”

The fight will take place early afternoon British time and UK television rights will be announced at a later date.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 07-27-2010

Unlike a lot of title challengers these days, Munroe has earned it. He's got no chance of KOing Nishioka and winning a decision in Japan won't be easy, but it should be a good fight

Comment by Shadows on 07-27-2010

Munroe is gonna have to pressure Nishioka and be in his face all night. He can't sit back and let Nishioka dictate the pace and distance.

Comment by alza1988 on 07-27-2010

This is some test for Munroe man looking forward to it .He's right up against it tho man but good luck to him .

Comment by oldboy90 on 07-27-2010

why not england because japan put up more money for the fight economicaly it makes sense japan always had a love for small fighters

Comment by Irish Hitman on 07-27-2010

LETS GO MUNROE!!!! Why couldnt they agree to have it on in England, that will be on like at 5pm :( or earlier :(

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