We know numerous international boxing fans are looking forward to Sunday's big show from Osaka, including two world title fights. Whilst the main event fights are certainly the keys to the show the fans at the EDION Arena Osaka will also get the chance to watch two other title bouts.
One of those is a Japanese Super Flyweight bout between the unbeaten champion Sho Ishida (19-0, 10) and experienced challenger Hayato Kimura (23-7, 15).
Those two men took part in their weigh in earlier today and although we've not yet been given the reported weights of the two men we have been reliably informed that both men made weight for the 115lb bout.
For Kimura this is a chance to become a champion again, in fact it could see him claiming his first tutke since 2008, when he beat Little Roseman to claim the interim WBO Asia Pacific Super Flyweight title. A win would also see him becoming one of the very few fighters to have claimed both a Korean national and a Japanese national title.
For Ishida, the clear favourite, this is a great chance to record his 3rd defense, and put a sloppy effort against Taiki Eto last time out behind him. The talented Ioka youngster has been tipped for the top but that last fight showed that there is issues to work on before he steps up beyond the Japanese level.
Sho Ishida looks to show his ability against Hayato Kimura
(Image courtesy of http://ameblo.jp/ioka/)
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