The two men will both return at the Korakuen Hall on August 17th to feature in bouts against fellow Japanese fighters.
Yaegashi will face off with former 2-time world title challenger Hirofumi Mukai (16-5-3, 6) [向井 寛史] in a 10 round bout at Super Flyweight. This bout has been described as a survival bout, and it's clear both men will be going into it as if their careers depend on a win. For Yaegashi this will be his first bout against a fellow Japanese fighter since he beat Toshiyuki Igarashi, back in April 2013 and his first against against a domestic opponent, not for a world title, since his 2011 win over Norihito Tanaka. As for Mukai this bout sees him up against a domestic rival for the first time since a 2016 technical draw with Ryotaro Kawabata.
Shimizu on the other hand will make his 3rd defense of the OPBF title as he takes on Shingo Kawamura (16-3-1, 8) [河村真吾], who comes into the bout riding a 5 fight winning run with a notable victory over Tae Il Atsumi, AKA Teiru Atsumi, last December. This is a huge step up in class for the challenger, but the pressure really is all on Shimizu, who will be looking to make a statement and convince his team that he's ready for a world title fight.
No other bouts or the card have been confirmed, but wil all the prospects Ohashi have we are expecting to see a number of notable fighters on the under-card.
At the moment this show has yet got confirmed television coverage, but from what we understand the very worst coverag that it will get will be a tape delay showing on delay on Fuji TV.
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