The spar saw Japanese Lightweight champion Yoshitaka Kato (28-5-1, 9) and the heavy handed Shuhei Tsuchiya (16-3, 14) trading blows as both men prepare for major up coming bouts.
For Tsuchiya his next bout comes on November 28th in what is a very promising slugfest against Japanese based Filipino Ricky Sismundo (26-8-1, 12). We suspect this bout could go under-the-radar of international fans but should be a complete and utter thriller.
Whilst Kato, who has defended his Japanese title 7 time, will be fighting a none title contest against Nihito Arakawa (25-4-1, 16) on December 6th as the two men battle in a rubber match to settle their rivalry, which currently stands at 1-win a piece. As with the Tsuchiya/Susmundo fight this one should be a thriller, especially looking at their previous bouts which were both incredibly close.
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