The first of those fights will see Futa Akizuki (11-2, 9) [秋月 楓大] battle for the Japanese Youth Super Flyweight title on July 29th, as he takes on the hard hitting Yuto Nakamura (7-5, 6) [中村祐斗]. The bout will take place in Osaka and has been added to an otherwise stacked card, featuring the likes of OPBF Lightweight champion Masayoshi Nakatani (16-0, 10) [中谷正義] and former world title challengers Shohei Omori (18-2, 13) [大森 将平] and Sho Ishida (25-1, 14) [石田 匠].
The second is a more notable bout, with former world title challengers colliding. The bout will see Riku Kano (13-3-1, 7) [加納 陸] challenge Japanese Minimumweight champion Shin Ono (22-9-3, 5) [小野 心] with the bout taking place on August 24th at the Korakuen Hall, where it will feature as part of a double header along with a Japanese interim title fight at Light Middleweight, between Ryosuke Maruki (15-5-1, 10) [丸木 凌介] and Akinori Watanabe (36-7, 30) [渡部あきのり].
For Kano it's his first shot at a Japanese title, thouh he is a former OPBF interim champion, whilst Ono will be looking to make his first defense of the Japanese title, that he won earlier this year. For both men this is a must win.
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