Earlier today we were informed that Japanese Flyweight Masamichi Yabuki (7-3, 7) [佐藤政道] will be returning to the ring on January 27th for his first bout on international soil.
The heavy handed Japanese fighter will be travelling to Korea for the bout, which will see him facing off with #1 ranked Korean contender Min Chul Bae (5-1-1, 4) in what looks like a fire fight in the making.
Yabuki has lost 2 of his last 3, being taken out in a round in April by Seigo Yuri Akui and losing a split decision to Cuban talent Daniel Matellon, but has proven his ability with early wins against the likes of Rysouke Nasu, Masashi Tada and Gilberto Pedroza. At the age of 26 he is regarded as a domestic prospect, and given his power he is a very exciting fighter worthy of more fan interest than he has had so far.
Bae is less well know than Yabuki but has impressed on the Korean domestic scene, scoring wins over fellow domestic novices, such as In Soo Jang and Joo Ho Lee. Despite being regarded as the #1 domestic contender this is a big step up in class for him, and he will go in as the under-dog, despite home advantage.
We're awaiting more details in regards to this card, but we are excited to see what 2019 gives fight in Korea, as the country slowly seems to be building a bit of momentum in it's boxing scene.
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