Back in mid-October the Green Tsuda gym announced a triple title show set for December 8th in Osaka.
The bouts announced for the card were on a great looking clash at Welterweight, between Yuki Beppu (20-1-1, 19) [別府優樹] and Ryota Yada (19-5, 16) [矢田良太], who will battle for the WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight title, a Japanese Super Flyweight title bout, between Takayuki Okumoto (23-8-4, 11) [奥本貴之] and Kenta Nakagawa (17-3-1, 12) [中川 健太] and a Japanese Youth title bout featuring Toshiki Shimomachi (10-1-2, 6) [下町俊貴] against a then un-named opponent.
Sadly for Shimomachi he never actually ended up with an opponent able to challenge for his title and today we were informed that his plans had changed.
Whilst Shimomachi will still fight on December 8th in Osaka, his opponent will no be a domestic foe but will instead take on Indonesian teenager Jufry Kakahure (5-2, 5).
For Japanese Youth Super Bantamweight champion Shimomachi the bout has got to be a disappointment, following his title win in August against Kenta Nomura. The 23 year old, who is unbeaten in his last 10, has been really impressive in recent years, winning the Rookie of the Year in 2017 and the Japanese Youth title earlier this year.
On the other hand the bout is a big opportunity for Kakahure, who debuted in 2019 and will be making his international debut here. The 19 year old is certainly no world beater, but this is a chance for him to take on a talented fighter who may have just taken his eye off the ball, given the failure of Shimomachi's team to land him a title defense.
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Yesterday in Indonesian Daniel Martin announced the bouts for his insane 21 bout card for February 23rd in Jakarta. The bouts will be overseen by the KTI, ATI and KTPI with the show planned to start at 9am and finish at 10pm.
One thing that was surprising is that the show, dubbed "Jakarta Big Fight XII" won't just be 4 or 6 rounders, but will also feature two main event bouts, both scheduled for 12 rounds.
We won't go through all the bouts, which were confirmed yesterday, but there are some interesting match ups, including:
An Indonesian Featherweight title bout between Ongen Saknosiwi (5-0, 5) and Jufry Kakahure (4-1, 4), in what will be a 12 round contest that promises real fire works.
A second Indonesian title fight will take place at Lightweight, where Reynold Kundimang (4-1-1, 1) will be fighting limited veteran Egy Rozten (5-19-2, 3).
In a leading support bout fans will see the rematch between Isack Junior (25-10-3, 8) and Roy Mukhlis (29-10-4, 22), who fought to a technical draw last August.
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