This coming Saturday Shinsei gym put on a small but notable card in Hyogo.
The main event of the card will see Japanese and OPBF ranked Bantamweight contender Ryo Kosaka (14-3-1, 7) risk a potential title fight as he takes on Akira Ono (7-4-1, 6) in what could be a tough test for the fancied Kosaka. Coming in to the bout Kosaka is on a 7 fight winning streak, with a notable win over Morihisa Iju last time out but Ono is better than his record suggests and he could be a genuine banana skin here if Kosaka is looking past him already.
In the chief support bout Shun Kosaka (13-3, 3) will be facing off against Shogo Sumitomo (6-9-1, 5). Coming in to this bout Kosaka will be looking to bounce back form a loss to the under-rated Akinori Hoshino, who took a split decision over him in February. With 3 losses to his name Kosaka may not look like a notable fighter, but those losses have come to good fighters and the 22 year old has got potential. Sumitomo has been stopped 7 times, and we expect to see him struggle to last the distance here.
Seoul, South Korea
We also get a small show in Korea, headlined by a WIBA Flyweight title fight as Eun Hye Lee (9-1, 4) defends her title against Filipino foe Norj Guro (7-7-1, 4). The talented Lee, who's sole loss was a controversial one in Japan last year, should be far too good for the Filipino, who has lost her last 4 and really poses nothing to test the Korean 34 year old.