History is made this coming Friday as we get the first ever All-Japanese world title fight to take place in the US. We do often see Japanese Vs Japanese fighters at world level but never before has one taken place on US soil.
This bout in particular is a major one and sees Kohei Kono (30-8-1, 13) defending the WBA Super Flyweight title, and in some ways the JBC, against former 3-weight world champion Koki Kameda (33-1, 18). For Kameda this is a chance to become Japan's first 4-weight world champion and re-establish the Kameda boxing name, which has struggled in the wake losses for both Tomoki and Daiki recently. For Kono it's a chance to be arguably the saviour of the JBC, and to potentially move on to super fights with Naoya Inoue.
To say this is big in Japan is an under-statement and it could be the last we see of the man who loses, who may either retire or merely fade into obscurity
In Thailand fans will have the chance to see a PABA Light Flyweight title fight as Hanuman Sithluangporphun (11-4, 3) faces Indonesian veteran Heri Amol (37-24-4, 15). Coming into this bout Amol has gone on a 1-10 run and he'll be the clear under-dog against Hanuman, who should be far too good for the Indonesian fighter.
For fans interested in this one it will be aired on Channel 7.