Earlier this week Dangan announced that the Japanese Bantamweight title unification bout between Yuta Saito (11-9-3, 8) [齊藤裕太] and Hayato Kimura (28-10, 19) [木村隼人] will take place on April 18th at the Korakuen Hall.
The bout will be Saito's first defense of the regular title, which he won on September 1st when he stopped Eita Kikuchi. Sadly since winning the title he has been ill and been kept out of the ring on health grounds, which forced him to cancel a scheduled December defense. Likewise it will be Kimura's first defense of the Interim title, which he won in December when he stopped Seizo Kono.
This is a Champion Carnival Bout, and was the only bout not to be given a date at the start of the year. Originally it was assumed that that may have been due to it landing on a big show, though it now seems like it was being held off until Saito was healthy enough to fight.
At the moment there are no other details of this show available, though it wouldn't be a huge surprise if it was made available live through the Boxingraise service.
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