It's now been confirmed that Hiraoka won't be the only Japanese Youth champion on the show, with the heavy handed Tsuyoshi Tameda (15-3-2, 13) [溜田 剛士] also beign added to the show.
The Japanese Youth Featherweight champion will be fighting in his second bout as an Ohashi gym fighter and whilst he won't be defending his title he will be looking to keep his current stoppage run alive as he takes on a Thai foe in a scheduled 8 rounder.
The exciting Tameda is unlikely to be given much of a test here but it's great to see him in the ring again so soon after his last bout, which took place in November.
The 24 year old puncher was one of the final fighters of note at the legendary Yonekura gym and with Ohashi behind him he's expected to rebuild well following back to back losses in 2016 to Simpiwe Vetyeka and Reiya Abe, and could wellfind himself in the mix for senior titles before the end of 2018. His addittion to the card is certainly a welcome one and should provide some additional fireworks on the under-card