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.