The 40 year old Japanese fighter has been inactive since losing to Yoshitaka Kato, in May 2013, in an OPBF and JBC Lightweight. At that point Sasaki was 37 and looking like a man who was at the end of the road.
Despite being best known for losing in his world title bouts, suffering defeats to Vyacheslav Senchenko in a WBA Welterweight title fight in 2009 and to Humberto Soto in a WBC Lightweight title fight in 2011, Sasaki did have a notable career at home winning JBC title at 140lbs and the OPBF title at 147lbs.
Sasaki's comeback will see him fighting in an 8 round bout at 140lbs against the limited Tatsuya Miyazaki (8-7-1, 8), and will take place at the Korakuen Hall on the the same card as the recently announced Ryosuke Iwasa Vs Dennis Tubieron bout.
Ryosuke Iwasa to face Dennis Tubieron on February 6th!