Kenshiro Teraji aims for move up to flyweight, WBC title fight

Kenshiro Teraji aims for move up to flyweight, WBC title fight

Kenshiro Teraji is looking to step up to the flyweight division and vie for the vacant WBC title, as per a report by ESPN’s Salvador Rodriguez. Teraji, who currently holds the WBC and WBA junior flyweight titles, has formally expressed his interest in challenging for the title.

Teraji, with a record of 23-1 and 14 knockouts, claimed the WBC 108 lb championship back in 2017. Despite a surprising defeat to Masamichi Yabuki in 2021, he reclaimed the title in a rematch shortly after, and went on to unify the belts by defeating Hiroto Kyoguchi. In his most recent defense in January, Teraji triumphed over Carlos Canizales after a tough battle.

Having spent his entire career in the junior flyweight division since turning professional a decade ago, Teraji is now eyeing a move up in weight class. The previous WBC flyweight titleholder, Julio Cesar Martinez, recently relinquished the title to move up to a higher division.

Currently, the top contenders in the WBC flyweight division include names like Angel Ayala, Francisco Rodriguez Jr, Cristofer Rosales, Sunny Edwards, and Galal Yafai. While Ayala could potentially face Teraji for the vacant title, he also has an IBF order to fight Dave Apolinario for their vacant championship.

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