Despite the fact we've still got more than 3 weeks of the year left we're already seeing more and more bouts being put on the schedule for 2020. The latest of those to be confirmed is a Japanese Youth Lightweight title bout, set to take place on January 28th at Korakuen Hall.
Overall the details of the show are scarce, though what we do know is that second generation fighter Kaiki Yuba (6-0-2, 4) [湯場海樹] will be facing off with Kanta Takenaka (7-4-1, 2) [竹中関汰] for the belt.
This bout shouldn't come as much of a shock given that Yuba's win in October against Mikado Konishi had essentially set the bout up, with that Yuba bout acting as an eliminator of sorts to face Takenaka for the vacant title.
Yuba is a highly touted member of the Watanabe Gym and despite having his record marred by two draws both were technical draws and he has, generally, been very impressive since his debut in 2017. On the other hand Takenaka has had an up and down career, but has managed to win 4 of his last 5 after a 3-3-1 start to his career, including a very notable win over a then debuting Aso Ishiwaki in 2017.
We expect full details of the card this is on to be revealed in the next week or two, with at least 1 other notable bout being put along side this one, which we expect to be the event's chief support bout.
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