Japanese boxing brothers Yudai and Ginjiro Shigeoka will fight in a world minimumweight title doubleheader in Tokyo on Oct. 7, the event's organizer said Tuesday.
WBC interim champion Yudai Shigeoka, the elder of the two, will take on defending champion Panya Pradabsri of Thailand at Ota City General Gymnasium, while IBF interim champ Ginjiro Shigeoka is set for a long-awaited rematch with the current belt holder Daniel Valladares of Mexico.
"My mindset is that of a challenger. It has a different weight from previous matches," said the elder brother.
He is 7-0 in his professional career with five knockouts. Panya is 40-1 with 24 KOs.
Ginjiro Shigeoka, meanwhile, will be out to finally secure the belt after his debut attempt against Valladares ended prematurely in January in a no-contest due to an accidental head butt suffered by the Mexican.
Their rematch was scheduled in August but was postponed after Shigeoka suffered a foot injury.
"I want to win convincingly. I only have my eye on a KO," he said. He is 9-0 with seven knockouts and one no-contest.
Valladares is 26-3-1 with 15 KO wins and one no-contest.