The show was fully announced today, but the main event of the card was, and will see former OPBF Super Flyweight champion Takuma Inoue (8-0, 2) [井上 拓真] make his long awaited ring return, following an injury last year. His opponent for the card, which will be the 60th Battle Pheonix show, will be former 4-time world title challenger Hiroyuki Hisataka (25-16-1, 11) [久高 寛之].
Inoue was supposed to fight for the WBO Bantamweight title last December but a hand injury forced him out of the contest, and it took a while for him to recover. Rather than take on an easy foe he's taking on a very under-rated and tough Hisataka, who has competed with a who's who of the lower weights. It's a tough return for the youngster, but he has stated he is looking toward a world title and will fight at either Super Flyweight or Bantamweight if an opportunity provides it's self.
Also expected on the same card will be Ryo Matsumoto (20-1, 18) [松本亮], Satoshi Shimizu (3-0, 3) [清水 聡], Kazuki Nakajima (0-0) [中嶋一輝], Go Onaga (27-3-3, 18) [翁長 吾央], Katsuya Yasuda [保田克也] and Koki Inoue (7-0, 6) [浩樹井上]
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