Earlier today we were informed that former Japanese amateur star Kazuki Saito (0-0) [斎藤 一貴] would be making his professional debut on July 25th as part of a notable card from Kadoebi, who will be his promoter going forward.
The talented 23 year old will be taking part in a 6 round bout against a Thai opponent and will be looking to turn his amateur success into professional glory.
As an amateur Saito went 83-14 and competed not only at the top of the domestic scene but also internationally,including representing Japan at the 2013 World Amateur Championships, where he was beaten by Frenchman Abdel Malik Ladjali.
The youngster will be fighting at 140lbs and is tipped as a potential star.
Whilst Saito's addition to the show is a good one it is worth remember that the headline bouts for the card are a pair of title bouts, with Suyon Takayama (24-1, 8) [高山 樹延] facing Australia Jack Brubaker (10-1-1, 5) for the OPBF Welterweight title and Japanese Light Welterweight champion Hiroki Okada (12-0, 10) [岡田 博喜] defending his title against Japanese-Brazilian Cristiano Aoqui (11-4-2, 7) [青木クリスチャーノ].
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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