The chief support bout will feature former 2-time Japanese Flyweight, and OPBF Super Flyweight champion Takuya Kogawa (29-5, 13) [粉川拓也] battling Yusuke Sakashita (16-8-2, 11) [阪下優友], himself a former Japanese title challenger. In some ways this is a must win for both men, if they wish to remain relevant on the domestic scene. Coming in to this both men are ranked by the JBC, with Kogawa ranked #1 at Flyweight and Sakashita ranked being #8 at Super Flyweight, and whilst Kogawa is ranked higher it may be Sakashita with the slight advantage, given that the bout will be at 115lbs.
Another of the notable under-card bouts will put Masaaki Serie (27-9, 10) [芹江 匡晋] returning to the ring, after more than 2 years out, to take on novice professional Daisuke Sugita (1-0) [杉田大祐] in a really compelling match up. Serie is a former Japanese Super Bantamweight champion, having won the title in December 2009 and defending his 6 time,though given his 2 year break from the ring and the fact he's not 35 there is certainly going to be queations about what he has in the tank. As for Sugita this will come just months after his impress debut win over Filipino puncher Jun Blazo.
In a Japanese Minimumweight Youth title fight fans will see 21 year old puncher Kai Ishizawa (4-0, 4) [石澤開] take on 2016 Rookie of the Year Daiki Tomita (12-0, 4) [冨田大樹], in what could very easily end up being the most compelling match up on the card. Ishizawa has been impressive since his debut, but really shone this past April when he stopped Tatsuro Nakahsima in 5 rounds but this is a very big step up against someone who has shown he can win major bouts, having won the Rookie of the Year, and has also shoiwn his stamina, having gone 10 rounds just 2 bouts ago.