Earlier this week Kadoebi revealed that the main event of their upcoming "Slugfest 10" card would be Jayr Raquinel (10-1-1, 7) defending the OPBF Flyweight title against Takuya Kogawa (30-5-1, 13) [粉川拓也] at Korakuen Hall. Now the promoter has gone on to reveal details from the under-card of that show, and it's become a really good card, as we expect from Kadoebi.
The chief support bout will see highly regarded Japanese prospect Ryota Yamauchi (4-1, 4) [山内涼太] look to bounce back from a controversial loss in China to Wulan Tuolehazi, as he takes on world ranked Filipino Alphoe Dagayloan (13-2-5, 5). The Filipino visitor has won his last 7 in a row, including notable wins over Madiyar Zhanuzak, Ronguo Wu and Esneth Domingo and is on a good run, whilst Yamauchi will be looking to get back on the fast track to the top with a win. This is, our eyes, a better match up than the main event.
Another leading support bout will see Yuichiro Kasuya (12-2-1, 3) [粕谷雄一郎] and Takayuki Sakai (9-1-2, 6) [酒井孝之] clash in a bout between two JBC ranked Lightweights. Interestingly both men enter with JBC rankings, but each also has a regional ranking, with Kasuya having a WBO Asia Pacific rankings and Sakai having an OPBF ranking.
In a notable contest Mikio Sakai (0-0), will make his professional debut after going 44-22 (19) in the amateurs. The debutant will be matched hard with Japanese based Colombian puncher Elfelos Vega (7-6, 5). Vega has lost 4 of his last 5, but has shared the ring with the likes of Takeshi Inoue and Charles Bellamy during that stretch.
One other fighter of note in action on this show will be Yoji Saito (1-1-1, 1) [齊藤陽ニ], though his opponent hasn't been named. This will be his first bout since fighting to a draw with Aso Ishiwaki earlier in the year.
Earlier today Filipino fight fans at the Strike Gym in Bacoor had an excellent main event bout between the in form Alphoe Dagayloan (12-2-5-1, 5) and the heavy handed Danrick Sumabong (7-2, 6), with the two men battling for the WBA Asia Flyweight title.
On paper this looked like the sleeper bout of the weekend. Were hungry, talented fighters, with different styles but styles that were expect to gel well, and make for compelling action. And that's exactly what we got.
Coming in to the bout Dagayloan, who had started his career 1-1-2, was riding a 5 fight winning run including notable wins over Madiyar Zhanuzak and Mateo Handig. The 20 year old Sumabong on the other hand was was riding back to back wins following a close loss last April to Jade Bornea.
Dagayloan was often the one bringing the pressure, using his southpaw stance to get close, but Sumabong was countering well, fighting in nice bursts and looking to make his edge in power count. Given the contrasting styles, and gameplans it was always hard to split the two men, who fought a very evenly contested back and forth bout. Neither man really ever looking in charge. It was clear the WBA Asia title was something both men was actively wanting.
Having reached the final bell it was anyone's bout and the judges genuinely struggled to split the two men, scoring it 116-112 Dagayloan, 116-112 Sumabong and, 115-113 Dagayloan to give Dagayloan the split decision win.
For Dagayloan this is a big win, and continues his great form, however Sumabong impressed in defeat and we'd seriously suggest keeping an eye on the youngster who looks like a really good prospect, even with 2 losses on his record.
News! We try and give you the most interesting news stories from the Asian boxing world!