The former national champion, who won an amateur domestic title in 2013, ran up an impressive 64-12 (30) record in the unpaid ranks and is planning his debut towards the end of August, with his protest to take place not too much earlier.
The signing of Yasuda might not be a huge one internationally, yet, but is another big signature domestically for the Ohashi gym who look like they really are building for the future. They already have some of the hottest young talents in Japan, with the likes of Naoya Inoue, his younger brother Takuma Inoue, their cousin Koki Inoue, Ryo Matsumoto, Kazuki Nakajima and Andy Hiraoka, and appear to be building their future are the new wave of talent.
Whilst the likes of Satoshi Hosono and Akira Yaegashi are coming to the end it's fair to say the gym it's self is future proofing, and that's certainly exciting to see.
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