Earlier today aw the announcement of a rare New Year's Day card from Japan and although not the most amazing of cards it is one that's set to get a lot of attention in Japan, with at least two genuinely intriguing debuts.
One of those debuts will be of Koki Kameda's new protege Joe Vlog (0-0) [ジョー ブログ], who was one of Kameda's opponents in 2017's special Abema TV event which saw the former 3-weight world champion take on a number of non-boxing opponents. Of the opponents that Kameda faced Vlog was the only one to last the distance with Kameda and it seemed like Kameda was impressed with the Youtube star enough, at least impressed enough to take him under his win and train him ahead of his professional debut. Prior to facing Kameda Vlog was pretty much known just as a Youtube celebrity and certainly has a loyal and sizable following.
The other debutant will be Kyosuke Kameda (0-0) [亀田 京之介], the cousin of Koki, Daiki and Tomoki Kameda. The newest member of the boxing Kameda family will be up against domestic foe Shinnosuke Kimoto (2-1) [木元紳之輔]. If he can have anywhere near the success of his cousins then there will surely be a lot to celebrate, but there is very little to suggest that he will be as good as his the former world chamipship trio.
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