Today we can reveal that Matsumoto's opponent is little known Thai Saensak Sithvarunee (0-2), who has twice been a fighting visitor in Japan. Although win-less Saensak is tough, having been all 16 of his scheduled rounds, and did, last year, almost claim an unlikely win against Yuichi Arai at the Sogo Sports Center.
Whilst we certainly wouldn't suggest this bout is a great test for a fighter with Matsumoto's ability it does seem likely to be one more tune up before he's placed in a world level bout, possibly on the soon to be announced Ohashi card in late December, a card that is rumoured to feature Naoya Inoue Vs Warlito Parrenas.
World ranked Ryo Matsumoto added to Phoenix Battle 56! Poster for show also revealed!
Naoya Inoue Vs Warlito Parrenas penciled in for December 29th?
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