The bout will take place at Flyweight and will be Tanaka's first Flyweight bout, and his first bout since last September when he suffered two eye injuries against Palangpol CP Freshmart. Although those injuries were from being hit in the face Tanaka had put them, at least in part, down to weight loss and the ill effects of weight loss on his performance.
The former world champion has scouted his foe and is full aware that Baldonado is an energetic puncher, who will be looking to stop Tanaka. The Japanese vighter stated their was some unease at facing such a fighter, given the injuries, but he seems to be aware that that unease should improve his over-all performance and concentration.
Reports from this morning's press conference is that the contest will be aired on CBC, live from 4PM local time, and the card will feature Yushi Tanaka (21-2-3, 14) [田中 裕士] and Kento Hatanaka (4-0, 4) [畑中 建人], though neither of those bouts are expected to get live television coverage.
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