Unbeaten Ohashi Gym prospect Ryo Matsumoto (10-0, 8) has had a late change of opponent for his fight on the up coming "49th Phoenix Battle" card.
Originally we believe Matsumoto was to face the limited and inexperienced Indonesian Benigno Nino (1-1-1) though from what we understand Nino is out of the fight with his replacement set to be his compatriot Zun Rindam (11-4-1, 5), a much more testing foe for Matsumoto.
Tipped as a future star the 20 year old Matsumoto scored his biggest win earlier this year when he over-came former world title challenger Hiroyuki Hisataka. With that in mind we really can't see him struggling here with Rindam, who is best known for losing, via stoppage, to Pungluang Sor Singyu and Yasutaka Ishimoto in 2 of his last 4 bouts. With those stoppage looming over him it's fair to say that we expect Matsumoto to get Rindam out of there well inside the distance as he continues his development.
Whilst the late change of opponent could be an issue for Matsumoto we don't really think Rindam has anything to trouble Matsumoto who has often looked sensational in his early career.
The bout, which is set to take place on June 23rd, is 1 of 4 notable contests on the show and although we only see one man winning it'll be interesting to see how Matsumoto copes with the late change and the differences between Rindam and Nino.
(Image courtesy of Ohashi Gym)
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