Fukuhara was meant to fight for the Japanese Featherweight title earlier this year though an injury forced him out of a meeting with former world title challenger Satoshi Hosono. He's now down to fight in what is effectively a warm up bout against a Thai visitor for what will, hopefully, be a rescheduled bout with Hosono who will have realised that his hopes for a world title bout by the end of the year are gone.
In the co-main event on this show Hayato Kimura (21-7, 15) will be taking on Kanae Onogi (6-6-1, 3). For Kimura this is his first bout since his loss to Filipino Michael Dasmarinas whilst Onogi will be looking for his first win in over 2 years.
A third notable bout on this show will see Ryuichi Funai (21-6, 14) battle against Toshikuni Wake (8-13-3, 2). Funai, a former OPBF title challenger, has won his last 4 bouts though all of them have been at a very low level. Wake on the other hand has proven to be very limited thus far in his career.
(Image, of Fukuhara, courtesy of http://www.watanabegym.com)