In March we reported that Korean fighter Sa Myung Noh (10-3, 3) [노사명] was set to challenge OPBF Featherweight champion Ryo Takenaka (16-3-1, 9) [竹中 良] on June 8th at the Korakuen Hall. Today we saw confirmation that that bout was indeed set to take place, along with a Japanese title bout on a Misako promoted double header at the Korakuen Hall. And better yet the card will be featured on Fuji TV as part of their Diamond Glove series of shows.
For Noh the bout will see him stepping up massively in class, though he does hold wins over Teiru Atsumi, Jaymart Toyco and Bong Joon Suk, whilst also winning the KBF Featherweight title whilst Takenaka will be hunting a 4th defense of the title, and will be looking to move towards a world title fight in the near future following a number of strong performances recently.
Along with the previously mentioned OPBF title fight the show will also feature Japanese Light Welterweight champion Koichi Aso (21-7-1, 14) [麻生興] making his first defense of the title, as he takes on Yusuke Konno (11-3, 5) [今野裕介], who will be getting his first shot at a title.
Aso won the title earlier this year, as part of the Champion's Carnival, in what was his 3rd title shot. Aso won the title by stopping Kazuki Matsuyama in the 8th round of their bout back in February, having previously come up short agaonst Hiroki Okada twice. As for Konno the bout is a huge leap up in class, though he has won his last 3 since a March 2015 loss to Hisao Narita.
The show hasn't yet been officially announced by Misako, but we're expecting at least one other bout of note to be added to the card when the officially announcement is made, however the sorces in Japan have confirmed the show is going ahead as a title double header.
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