For Tobe the bout will be his first this year, following a win over Ryan Bito last December, that bout ended a 16 month break from the ring for Tobe. That long break followed Tobe losing the Japanese title to the talented Sho Ishida. For Siyo the bout will see him returning to the ring for the first time since an opening round blow out, in November, against Reginaldo Martins Carvalho. That win was Siyo's second straight win willing a loss to Raymond Tabugon in December 2014.
Interestingly this will be Tobe's first bout outside of Japan, in fact it will be his first bout outside of the Korakuen Hall
The bout has been added to a card that already featured a Japanese fighter against a South African, that's the main event between Tsuyoshi Tameda (13-1-2, 11) [溜田 剛士]and former WBA Featherweight champion Simpiwe Vetyeka (28-3, 17).
Tsuyoshi Tameda to face former world champion Simphiwe Vetyeka!