Earlier today we were informed that former Japanese Featherweight champion Kosuke Saka (18-4, 15) [坂晃典] would be back in the ring on April 20th to face off with Japanese-Filipino Joe Noynay (16-2-1, 5) in a bout for the WBO Asia Pacific Super Featherweight title.
The title was recently vacated by Masao Nakamura, who announced his retirement this past week, leading to this mouth watering match up.
Saka is a crude but heavy handed puncher, who has wins over the likes of Ryuto Kyoguchi, Takafumi Nakajima and Shota Hayashi. The 23 year old Noynay on the other hand is a more technically sound boxer, who is riding a 4 fight winning run into this bout, following a close loss to Reiya Abe in 2017 and is very tricky with his speed and southpaw stance.
The bout will be the headline of a future Fighting Beat Boxing show which also features a 3 round exhibition between Tetsuya Hisada (33-9-2, 19) [久田 哲也] and Reiya Konishi (17-1, 7) [小西伶弥], who are both expected to get world title fights later in the year.
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