The end the month of April we get a small card in Gifu.
The main event of the card will see recent Japanese title challenger Genki Hanai (7-1, 5) look to get his career back on track as he faces the light hitting Kenta Matsui (7-6, 1). The talented Hanai, a former amateur stand out, has failed to shine since turning professional and was stopped last time out by Tatsuya Fukuhara. A loss to Fukuhara is nothing to be ashamed by, especially given that Fukuhara has gone on to win the WBO title and was a real revelation in 2016, but Hanai needs a big performance here to show there is still potential with him.
In an interesting looking Featherweight bout we'll see Shota Okuda (7-4, 2) take on Takashi Igarashi (9-3, 3) in what should a very competitive 8 rounder. Coming in to this bout Okuda has lost his last 2 but will feel that he's good enough to over-come the 21 year old Igarashi, who has won his last 2 but failed to really shine.
Another under-card bout will see the once beaten Ruito Saeki (4-1) take on the more experienced Takaaki Kanai (7-6, 3). For Saeki this will be his first bout since suffering a 5 round defeat to Bunta Okumoto in the West Japan Rookie of the Year final last year. As for Kanai he enteres this bout on the back of 3 straight losses.