Ken Shiro, who debuted last year with a win over Heri Amol, has really come in to his own in his last two bouts stopping both Katsunori Nagamine and Takashi Omae, neither of whom had been stopped prior to facing Ken Shiro. Those wins have shown his talent, power, speed and incredible boxing ability. They have also helped push him up the OPBF and JBC rankings with both of those titles likely to be his goal for 2016.
As for Sumalpong he's a 21 year old Filipino who debuted back in back in 2013 and although he hasn't really captured the attention of fans he has actually experienced title fights, claiming the WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council Minimumweight title earlier this year with a decision win over JC Francisco. He also holds a very notable win of his own, a 21 second blow out of former OPBF champion Michael Landero, though it was a Landero who was on a 0-6 run coming in to the bout.
This bout is set to be the co-feature of the show, which is expected to be aired on tape delay on Fuji TV, along with an 8 round bout between Yoshitaka Kato (29-5-1, 9) and Ricky Sismundo (29-8-2, 13), in what really could be a sensational bout.
Other bouts announced for this card include a bout between former Japanese Featherweight champion Koji Umetsu (22-16-3, 10) and Japanese ranked hopeful Shota Hayashi (25-5-1, 15) and a Light Middleweight bout between Takehiro Shimokawara (19-10-3, 6) and Koshinmaru Saito (21-7-1, 11), giving fans at the Korakuen Hall in mid October a really exciting show to attend.
Yoshitaka Kato to fight Ricky Sismundo on October 12th!