Earlier today Teiken announced a show for April 1st. The card, which will be aired on G+ as "560th Dynamic Gloves", has had three bouts announced for it, and confirmation that it will take place at the Korakuen Hall, with the main event being a contest between world ranked Flyweights and the chief support bout being a re-scheduled contest that fell apart last year.
That aforementioned main event will see former WBC Flyweight champion Toshiyuki Igarashi (23-2-2, 12) [五十嵐 俊幸] battle with world ranked Miguel Cartagena (15-3, 6).
For Igarashi the bout sees him taking a step back up in competition following a string of relatively uninteresting opponents, such as Joel Taduran, Jonathan Francisco and Weerachai Taboonrueang. Despite those recent low key bouts Igarashi has made it known that he's looking to return to world level for the first time since losing the WBC Flyweight title in 2013 to Akira Yaegashi, in what was Igarashi's 2nd defense of the title.
Although less well known Cartagena has mixed with good competition in recent times, with very mixed results. he has gone 3-3 in his last 6 bouts, with stoppage losses to Timur Shailezov and Emmanuel Rodriguez as well as a decision loss to Ricardo Rodriguez. On the other hand he has scored wins against the experienced Javier Franco and, very notably, a opening round blow out win against Joebert Alvarez last time out.
The chief supporting bout will see touted Teiken prospect Shuya Masaki (6-0, 3) [正木 脩也] battle against Shingo Eto (17-5-1, 9) [江藤 伸悟]. This bout was originally made for November last year before Eto was forced to pull out with an injury. With Eto pulling out Masaki stayed busy with a quick win over Tienchai Yoongkaogym.
Coming in to the bout Masaki is an unbeaten prospect who is very highly touted and has shown a lot of promise with wins against the likes of Vergil Puton and Yuya Shimakura. Despite showing promise this is a serious step up in class for the 22, soon to be 23, year old.
As for Eto the bout will be a must win, after back to back losses to Masayuki Ito and Masaru Sueyoshi. With last year's pull out against Masaki he has been inactive and hasn't fought since June, when he lost to Sueyoshi, that will have been his only bout in more than a year coming into this contest against Sueyoshi.
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