Fight fans in Osaka get a small card this coming Sunday, headlined by a local hopeful looking to extend his unbeaten record.
The aforementioned hopeful is the 22 year old Takuya Uehara (14-0, 8), who battles against Shota Yukawa (8-4-3, 3). The unbeaten Uehara is the WBC Youth Featherweight champion and he comes in to this bout looking to continue his climb towards bigger and better titles. Coming in to the bout Uehara is ranked by the JBC and OPBF and will know that if he can keep ranking up wins he could open the door to a Japanese or Oriental title fight in the near future. As for Yukawa he's a bit of unknown and isn't expected to provide much of a test for the youngster. At 30 years old Yukawa is probably as good as he'll ever be and although he's unbeaten in his last 3 we do question his hunger coming in to this bout.
Sadly other than the main event this show is a very weak one.