Leonardo Zappavigna is set to fight Shuhei Tsuchiya on Apr. 3, 2014 at the Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington, Victoria, Australia for the vacant IBF Pan Pacific light welterweight title.
Zappavigna (30-2, 20) is the current IBO Lightweight and IBF Pan Pacific Light Welterweight champion.
In retrospect, "Lenny Zappa" procured a bronze medal in the Lightweight weight division in the 2006 Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne, Australia.
Tsuchiya (15-2, 13) is an orthodox light welterweight fighting out of Tokyo, Japan.
It may be a bold statement to say that Japan has produced some of boxing's greatest fighters, but in the end, it is a fact.
Yoko Gushiken from Okinawa was one of the best of his kind. Sadly, Gushiken lost his title. He retired at the age of 24.
Some may say there is no better location than Australia for a fight of this kind.
The Australian National Boxing Federation remains to be one of the initial bodies of boxing knowledge in Australia and support of boxing in Australia. Regardless of what happens, the fight should be full of raw potential.
In short, Zappavigna’s talent is impossible to touch and should be presented in an accurate and conventional, whole-hearted style.