Last week we reported that Japanese Welterweight champion Toshio Arikawa (14-4, 12) [有川 稔男] had been forced to pull out of his scheduled contest against Daisuke Sakamoto (13-8-3, 8) [坂本 大輔] due to a broken jaw. At the time of that report we had been hearing speculation that Sakamoto would be involved in an interim title fight, up against Makoto Kawasaki (9-4-1, 2) [川崎真琴].
Today it was announced that we would indeed see Sakamoto battle against Kawasaki for the interim title, with that bout now set to take place in June 30th at the Korakeun Hall as part of a Kadoebi Houseki card.
At the moment other details of the all card are unknown, though what we do know is that the winner of the Sakamoto Vs Kawasaki bout would be required to face off with Arikawa after the heavy handed champion returns to the ring, though given how recently and serious the injury was it's unclear when he will be set to return.
The promises a lot with Sakamoto riding an 8 fight unbeaten run, including a 69 second victory over Arikawa, and Kawasaki having won his last two, including a notable victory over Kazuya Murata last August.
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