One of those fighters was OPBF Featherweight champion Satoshi Shimizu (5-0, 5) [清水 聡], who will be on the show defending his title against Korean foe Kyung Min Kwon (6-3, 3), in what a disappointing defense for the 2012 Olympic bronze medal winner. Given that Shimizu will be 32 by the time the fight takes place we have to wonder what his professional road map is, and whether he can really afford to waste time with fights like this.
Thankfully for Shimizu the plan does appear to be to get a world title fight later this year, and if tht's the case then at least there is a plan and there is a time frame for him to get such a significant contest.
The other notable fighter was former 3-weight world champion Akira Yaegashi (25-6, 13) [八重樫 東], who will be fighting for the first time since his opening round loss to Milan Melindo last May. The exciting Yaegashi will be fighting up at Super Flyweight as he takes on Indonesian Frans Damur Palue (15-18-2, 10), in what is a clear confidence building bout for the all action Yaegashi.
From what we understand Fuji TV will televise these two bouts on tape delay, likely the weekend after tha bouts take place.
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