For the second successive day we have domestic action in Japan, this time at Korakuen Hall courtesy of Miyata Boxing Gym.
The show opens with a pair of bouts scheduled for 4 rounds as Shogo Yonenaga (1-1, 1) takes on Daichi Ushiki (1-4) and Hyuma Fujioka (3-2) battles Toru Kudo (3-2-1, 1). Whilst neither of these bouts will get the heart racing they are both decent enough to open a show and should be competitive, especially Fujioka/Kudo.
The sole 6 round bout on the show sees Hiroyuki Sagehashi (6-5-2) in action against Mitsuhisa Hayashi (4-3, 3) in another bout that we would expect to be competitive even if neither fighter will ever be expected to reach the top of the sport.
After the 6 round bout the show has 4 bouts scheduled for the 8 round distance.
The first of 8 round bouts sees a very one-sided looking bout as Kaname Tabei (10-6-2, 7) fights Yusaku Ishikawa (3-4), it's going to be very much an up hill battle for Ishikawa.
The second of these will see the promising Nobuyuki Shindo (13-2, 4) in action. The 6'1" south paw is expected to face a Thai opponent, though unfortunately we're unsure on who the opponent will be.
In the third of the 8 round bouts we get the most notable name on the card, Takuya Kogawa (21-2, 12) in action. The former world title challenger and current Japanese national champion will be expected to pick a very easy win as he takes on the mismatched Thai Petchkrapee Sithsaithong (0-5). We don't really see much merit in this match up other than to keep Kogawa busy as he's been inactive since February.
The main event sees veteran Kazuyoshi Kumano (25-12, 6) in against the much younger Yusuke Konno (7-1, 3). Konno will know that whilst he's the less experienced of the two he's also the younger and bigger fighter and will also be aware that a win here could help him get some more traction in his own promising career.
Sure this is an amazing card hit it's a decent enough show, despite the mismatch in the Kogawa fight which is hopefully a biding time bout before Kogawa gets another world title fight.