There isn't much action to kick off a new week with Japan playing host two two shows, the most interesting of which takes place at the Sumiyoshi Ward Center in Osaka where we get the only title bout of the day.
The title bout in question will see former Japanese and OPBF Light Middleweight champion Yuki Nonaka (25-8-2, 9) attempt to reclaim the Japanese title as he battles the big punching Kengo Nagashima (14-10-2, 13) in a battle for the vacant belt. Although Nonaka is a light puncher he has stopped his last two opponents, including Ryo Okayama, and won his last 6 bouts to climb to the top of the Japanese rankings. Nagashima isn't the best fighter out there but does have power and is tough, as shown in his decision loss to Tadashi Yuba. Unfortunately for Nagashima however he did take the bout at late notice following Takayuki Hosokawa pulling out of the bout due to medical issues.
In the chief support bout the OPBF and Japanese ranked Satoru Sugita (8-2-1, 5) looks to build on his surprise victory over Ryota Kajiki form April. Sugita sill be favoured to defeat Yasuyuki Masuda (8-6, 1) though Masuda does himself own a good recent win over Yuta Nagai and the ability to be a banana skin here for Sugita.
A third bout of not here will see Shachihoko Dragons Keita (4-2, 1) battle against Riichi Kawase (5-6-2) in what will be the shows only 6 rounder.
A second Japanese card will be held in Oita and will be headlined by Burning Ishii (4-2-1, 1) who takes on a Thai opponent who we believe is making his debut. Sadly we don't have the name of the Thai fighter so can't check his record.
The co-feature on this show is again not the most inspiring of contests as Hideaki Yamaji (4-5, 2) battles against Takayuki Teraji (4-7-1, 3). Teraji enters this bout after 4 successive losses whilst Yamaji is unlikely to progress far in his career. It's competitive on paper but not a good "chief support" level bout we're afraid.
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