Kubo may not be a name that many fight fans are familiar with but the Super Bantamweight-come-Featherweight has shown real promise already and holds 2 very notable victories over Monico Laurente and Luis May, with that win over May helping Kubo to get a WBC world ranking.
At the moment Kubo's opponent hasn't been named, so we're not expecting anyone too testing, but a win could move him into contention for either a Japanese or OPBF title fight later in the year. Of the two it may be an OPBF title fight that makes the most sense with the probability being that Shingo Wake will vacate before the end of the year. A loss however will cost Kubo his #13 WBC ranking at Super Bantamweight so there is a lot on the line here for the Shinsei gym prospect.
Although no opponent has been named this bout has been booked as the chief support bout for the OPBF Lightweight title fight between Masayoshi Nakatani and Kazuya Murata. Also involved on this card will be Minimumweight hopeful Reiya Konishi, who looks to move towards a domestic title fight later in the year.