That original announcement featured only two bouts being confirmed. They were an OPBF Featherweight title bout, between defending champion Satoshi Shimizu (5-0, 5) [清水 聡] and Korean challenger Kyung Min Kwon (6-3, 3) and a bout between former 3-weight world champion Akira Yaegashi (25-6, 13) [八重樫 東] and Indonesian visitor Frans Damur Palue (15-18-2, 10).
Since that original announcement we have since had the card revealed to us, and the announcement has seen two notable fighters added to the under-card.
One of those fighters is the unbeaten Koki Inoue (10-0, 9) [浩樹井上], who will be looking to record his 7th straight stoppage and take yet another small step towards a title fight, which is expected to take place later this year. The other notable man is Ohashi stablemate Kazuki Nakajima (3-0, 2) [中嶋一輝], who will be fighting in his first 8 rounder.
Whilst it's great to see the two talented young Ohashi fighters in action, it's disppointing to know that both men will be matched with weak Thai opponents, who won't be expected to really test the two Japanese fighters, who both need bigger and better tests. Whilst we all know that Inoue is chasing a title fight it seems like this is a big step backwards for Nakajima, who should really be sticking with domestic opponents, rather than weak imports who will do nothing to develop his skill or experience.