With all the action this coming weekend it can be easy to over-look some of the notable match ups. One of those possible bouts is a Japanese Minimumweight title bout, for the title recently vacated by Go Odaira.
The bout in question will see Tatsuya Fukuhara (15-4-5, 6) take on Hiroya Yamamoto (9-3, 3) in what looks to be a really good match up, despite the low profile of the two men involved.
Today, ahead of that bout, the men weighed in and both made the 105lb limit for the bout, which will take place at the Foodpal Kumamoto, in Kunamoto city. Despite taking place in a location that isn't known for boxing the venue is expected to be packed with a crowd being drawn to the venue for the first Japanese title fight in the city since 2003.
Coming in to the bout both men will know that a win could help move them towards a world title shot. It's a big ask but given that both men are young and improving it really is a possibility and a win tomorrow will go a long way to getting them a such a big bout.
Fukuhara and Yamamoto battle to fill a void!
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