A long weekend of Asian boxing continues on Monday thanks to a 6 fight show at the Sumiyoshi Ward Center in Osaka.
The show opens with the debut of Kensaku Kozuki (0-0) who fights the winless Keisei Nishiwaki (0-1-1) over 4 rounds. This will be followed by the shows second 4 round bout as the unbeaten Yosukezan Watanabe (1-0-1) battles Kotaro Shinya (3-5-1, 3).
In the show's third bout the unbeaten Kodai Ueki (3-0-2) looks to bounce back from back-to-back draws as he battles Cyborg Nawatedani (4-2-2, 2) in what is effectively the top of the under-card before the start of a triple header.
The first of a trio of main features sees #3 ranked Japanese and OPBF Middleweight Yuki Nonaka (23-8-2, 7), looking for his fifth successive victory, taking on Thailand's Petchsuriya Looksaikongdin (6-8, 3). The bout isn't a highly attractive one but should keep Nonaka busy after 7 months out
In the second of the three main fights Yuta Uetani (13-4-1, 5), the #14 ranked OPBF Featherweight, drops down to Super Bantamweight to take on Yubon Kim (9-3, 3). With Kim being 2-3 in his last 5 bout it's hard to see anything but a Uetani victory here.
The final of the 3 big bouts sees Japanese #1 ranked Welterweight and OPBF #7 ranked Welterweight Tetsuya Suzuki (28-11, 16) fights Udomsin Nonpitayakom (0-3) up at Middleweight. We're not too sure why Suzuki is stepping up from Welterweight back to Middleweight, though he is a former national champion at 160lbs.