This time it's the turn of Japanese national champion at 140lbs Keita Obara (9-1, 8) who will be defending his belt for the second time. Obara will be fighting against Tetsuya Hasunuma (7-4-3, 3).
Best known as "the man Manny Pacquiao sent home" Obara is a hard hitting and generally exciting to watch fighter. Although he lost on debut he has gone on to win 9 straight with 8 of those coming by KO/TKO.
Although not the best challenger Hasunuma could give Obara some questions. An upset is unlikely though to us this looks like a show case bout for Obara more than anything else.
The fight is expected to be shown at 16:00 Tokyo time on Fuji TV and we hope that this is the first step before Obara hunts down an international fight of some variety, perhaps even an OPBF title fight with Min Wook Kim.