At the moment his opponent for the show hasn't been announced but it is known he will be in the headline bout of the card, in an 8 rounder as he is forced to carry the show in some ways.
The 19 year old, who turns 20 just over a week before this show, has looked highly impressive so far and his win over Matsui showed just how promising he is. His father, and promoter, Kiyoshi Hatanaka appears to have serious belief in the youngster and is looking at this coming bout as a chance to progress his son through the rankings and further push him towards a title fight of some sort. Although it's clear that he will be fighting for lesser titles in the near future his father was walking about titles at a press event earlier today, as Kento looks to follow in the footsteps of his father, himself a former WBC Super Bantamweight champion.
We're expecting to see Hatanaka's opponent for the show announced later this month, and although it's unlikely to match up to Matsui the bout will be the next step forward for Hatanaka, who seems likely to shine once again and move himself, in some ways, from the shadows of his stable mate, and former 2-weight champion Kosei Tanaka.