WBC: Daigo Higa To Defend Flyweight World Title In February

The month of February continues to roll out world title fights and the WBC has announced another title fight taking place in a couple of months.

The governing body announced that its flyweight world champion Daigo Higa will defend his title against former WBC Youth World champion Moises Fuentes. The fight is scheduled to take place in Japan on February 4.

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Fuentes snapped a two-fight losing streak when he knocked out Ulises Lara, avenging a majority decision loss to Lara from this past summer. When the announcement was made, Fuentes, a former minimumweight world champion, said he had hoped to get a world title shot after his last fight and will be ready to win another world title for his native of Mexico.

"We are training very hard. After my last fight with 'Ratoncito' Lara, we rested a couple of weeks, and then back to the gym. We are going to prepare very well, in order to offer a great fight and bring the green and gold belt to Mexico!" Fuentes said.

Higa, a former WBC Youth World champion in his own right, won the world title in May when he scored a TKO victory over Juan Hernandez Navarrete and defended the title by beating Thomas Masson back in October. Higa is only 22 years old, winning all 14 of his pro bouts by knockout. 

A specific venue, as well as the undercard, have yet to be announced. It is the second WBC world title fight announced for the month of February so far, with Srisaket Sor Rungvisai defending his super flyweight championship against Juan Francisco Estrada on February 24 on HBO.

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