The popular Dangan series of shows returns this Tuesday for it's 11th edition. The show features 8 bouts in total and will be headlined by two title fights whilst also featuring a trio of B class tournament final bouts, all in all providing a very solid card.
The show begins with a sole 4 rounder as debutants battle each other in a Light Welterweight bout. We've not been given the fighters names for this bout though with debutants colliding it's likely to be a competitive bout between two men hoping to record a debut win. The second bout on the show will also be a 4 rounder as the unbeaten Kamiya Haruaki (2-0, 1) battles against Keisuke Fujii (3-4, 2) in an interesting low level bout.
The first of the three B tournament final bouts will take place at Light Flyweight as the heavy handed Daisuke Hayakawa (7-2, 6) battles against the tough but feather fisted Masahiro Ouchi (6-7). This looks like a mismatch on paper though could be an interesting test for Hayakawa.
The second of the B class tournament final bout will be a Featherweight bout between the limited but experienced Yoshihisa Yokota (6-10-1, 2) and Kenji Fujiyama (5-3, 3). Sadly this looks almost as poor as the first bout B class bout.
The final of the B class bouts is the best of the bunch as Yutaka Kamioka (7-3-2, 4) takes on the once beaten Gaku Aikawa (6-1-1, 1) in a very good looking Super Bantamweight contest. We have to favour Aikawa but only just and this is the sort of bout that we love to see thrown up in the B class tournament contests that Dangan put on.
Following the B class bouts we get an interesting looking 8 rounder between two Japanese ranked Welterweights. The bout will see #5 ranked Moon Hyun Yun (14-4-2, 2) battle against #7 ranked Ryota Itoyama (10-5-1, 5) in what is effectively an eliminator for a Japanese title fight with the once beaten Suyon Takayama.
Talking about title fights the penultimate bout on the show will be an OPBF female Minimumweight title fight between defending champion Saemi Hanagata (9-4-2, 4) and former 2-time title challenger Mika Oda (5-7-1, 1). Oda will be hoping this it third time lucky whilst Hanagata will be hoping to record the first defense of the title she won earlier this year.
The other title fight on this show will see the world ranked Go Odaira (10-3-3, 1) defending his Japanese Minimumweight title against the once beaten Hiroya Yamamoto (8-1, 3). On paper this looks like a good bout though in reality it is likely to be a very one sided contest with Odaira much, much more proven than his challenger who has never competed at anything close to the level before.
(Image courtesy of Dangan Boxing)