It's impossible to deny how good a year Ryo Sagawa (6-1, 4) [佐川遼] in 2018, going 4-0 (2) and scoring big wins over Junki Sasaki, Ryo Matsumoto and Shingo Kawamura. He looks continue that momentum this year and it's now been revealed that his next bout will his first title bout.
The former Japanese amateur standout will be making his international debut on international debut on May 4th to take on Filipino youngster Al Toyogon (10-2-1, 6) in a bout for the WBC Asian Boxing Council silver Super Featherweight title.
For the 21 year old Filipino this will be his second defense, following his title win in September on his first defense this past January. Although not an unbeaten fighter he is currently riding a 5-0 run and will bee full of confidence heading into this contest. It is worth noting however that the competition he has faced has been much, much worse than that of Sagawa who has been shining against good fighters. Though Sagawa will be the man moving up in weight for this bout, given he has typically been campaigning at Featherweight, albeit a rather large Featherweight.
This bout is set to be 1 of 5 title bouts on this show, being put on by Elorde Promotions, and is early the best on paper, by some margin.
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