The first news we had from it was that Daiki Kameda would defend his IBF Super Flyweight title against WBA champion Liborio Solis in a very interesting IBF/WBA unification bout.
That bout alone seemed to be big news but then just days later we heard that there had been a second notable contests added to the show as IBF Minimumweight champion Katsunari Takayama was announced to defend against Vergilio Silvano.
It would have been fair enough to have assumed that would have been the final big announcement for the show. Surprisingly however the Kameda's had another addition, the first defense by the WBO Bantamweight champion Tomoki Kameda.
The youngest of the Kameda trio will be fighting the unbeaten Immanuel Naidjala of Namibia. A man that we will admit to knowing very, very little about. In fact all we really know is that he is highly ranked by the WBO (#6) and has never fought outside of his homeland. In fact Naidjala has only fought outside of Windhoek once in his 18 contests.
With a record of 17-0-1 (11) Naidjala looks like a credible challenger. Though we'd be very much shocked Tomoki, 28-0 (18), lost his title here especially in his first defense.
Amazingly a win for Tomoki will be the first ever successful WBO world title defense by a Japanese fighter, and we believe the first ever successful WBO world title defense, by anyone, in Japan*.
*We know Fernando Montiel was the WBO champion when he defeated Hozumi Hasegawa, however Montiel's title wasn't on the line in that contest.