The chief support bout will feature former OPBF title challenger Yuki Nasu (23-8, 16) against a yet to be announced opponent in a 10 round fight made at Super Flyweight. For Nasu this is a major fight following back-to-back losses and if he suffers a third successive defeat their may well be calls for his retirement.
In a special 8 round KO prize fight, where a bonus will be given to the winner if they score a stoppage in various rounds, recent Japanese title contender Yuki Ogata (19-1-1, 3) will be battling against Kentaro Yamada (8-4-1, 6). With Ogata being a light hitter we'd not be shocked it the bonus for a KO wasn't paid though the ¥300,000 bonus for a KO inside 2 rounds may see both throwing caution to the wind. Whilst the top prize is ¥3000,00 the bonuses are staggered with ¥200,000 for a stoppage inside 4, ¥100,000 for a stoppage inside 6 rounds and ¥50,000 for a stoppage in the final 2 rounds.
In an 8 round Welterweight bout Shiro Saito (7-4-1, 2) will be battling against Daisuke Sakamoto (8-8-1, 4). Although Sakamoto is the man with the weaker looking record he is the #8 ranked Japanese Welterweight and has mixed with better opponents than Saito with many of his 8 losses coming to solid foes that would likely have gotten the better of Sakamoto as well.
A fifth bout that was announced will see a rematch between Kota Sato (9-5-2, 4) and Kenji Kubo (4-2-1, 2). The men fought back in January fighting to a split decision draw and if we get another equally as competitive match up then we'll be very happy.
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