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Hidenori Otake will get beer named after him if he defeats Scott Quigg

Hidenori Otake will be the toast of Japan if he takes WBA World Super Bantamweight title off Scott Quigg after his sponsors vowed to name a beer after him if he returns with the belt from the Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 15.

The Japanese champion Otake travels to the UK on the back of four successful defences of the title he won back in August 2012 and is part of a the emerging force of Japanese boxing and is aiming to join Takashi Muira, Shinsuke Yamanaka and Tomoki Kameda as World champions from the Land of the Rising Sun.

Otake was quick to praise Quigg’s all-round ability, the challenger said he will not leave it to the judges in Merseyside.

“I’m not content with just being the challenger, and I’m not going to England just for the memories – I’m ready to give everything to bring home the belt,” said Otake.

“Quigg looks like he is strong, and hits hard. He’s also good at controlling the distance – he has many good qualities but in boxing, you never know what will happen until you get in the ring.

“Since we’ll be in enemy territory, it will be tough to win on points. So I’m going for the knockout.”

Quigg’s clash with Otake is part of a huge night of action in Merseyside as Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew meet in a hotly anticipated rematch.