That light must have been turned green today as Iwasa and Kobayashi held a press conference confirm the contest, as with Doheny's comment it will indeed take place onm August 16th in Tokyo. Though now we have a few more details, including the speciic venue, the television and some of the under-card details.
We now know the bout will take place at the Korakuen Hall, Iwasa's first bout at the venue since a 2016 win over Patomsith Pathompothong. Despite being away from the arena for 2 years Iwasa has gone 19-1 in the "holy ground" of Japanese boxing. Whilst this will be Doheny's first bout in Japan.
The bout will be shown on NTV in Kanto, though specifics aren't yet clear in regards to delay or live broadcast, or the broadcast outside of the Kanto region.
The under-card will be a pretty decent one, with bouts featuring Koki Eto (22-4-1, 17) [江藤光喜] and Shawn Oda (8-0, 7) [小田翔夢].
(Image courtesy of daiy.co.jp)