The most interesting of the action comes from the ever popular Korakuen Hall where we get the interesting debut and a Japanese Welterweight title fight.
That title fight will see the big punching Toshio Arikawa (13-4, 11) battle against veteran Yasuhiro Okawa (14-12-3, 5). On paper this looks like a mismatch but for Arikawa, who has really come into his own in recent bouts, the contest serves as both his first defense and a chance to avenge a prior loss to Okawa. On paper Okawa will be the clear under-dog but with a win over Arikawa he'll be confident of doing the same here, and he will also be hoping it's second time lucky after losing a really competitive decision to Nobuyuki Shindo for the vacant title earlier this year. This really could be a very fun bout and one that will be a treat for the fans in attendance.
The debut of interest on the card will be that of Ryusei Kawaura (0-0), who begins his career in a 6 rounder against Thailand's Thepyothin Sithdabnid (0-3).This should be an easy introductory win for Kawaura, a new member of the Kawashima gym.
The other title bout comes form the Philippines and will see Jayson Rotoni (14-16-1, 8) battle Geboi Mansalayao (10-23-5, 4) for the interim Philippines Boxing Federation (PBF) Flyweight title. We'll admit this isn't a great match up, and both men have gone 1-5 in their last, but at least it looks winnable for both men and as a result we could end up with a fun contest here, and the belt might drive both on to give that little bit more.