For a second day running Japanese fans get OPBF title action at “The Hall”, sadly however today's action is a less than inspiring match up on a card that really fails to get any blood pumping.
The main event is the aforementioned OPBF title bout as Super Middleweight champion Yuzo Kiyota (27-4-1, 25) defends his title against the horribly over-matched Kajornsak Sithsaithong (7-5, 7) of Thailand. On paper this really shouldn't count as a defense of Kiyota's title but unfortunately there appears to have been no attempt by the OPBF to force Kiyota to face a better foe. Coming in Sithsaithong has been stopped 3 times already and we'd be shocked to see him survive the distance here.
The chief support bout here will see OPBF ranked Super Featherweight puncher Yoshitomo Watanabe (7-1, 5) battle against win-less Thai Fasanghan Or Benjamad (0-9) in what appears to be a genuinely pointless match up. Watanabe, who does have some genuine promise, shouldn't have any problems here against a man who has been stopped in all 9 of his previous bouts
Arguably the pick of the bouts is at Welterweight where Satoshi Nakayama (7-8-1, 3) battles against Yudai Ueno (7-7-3, 6). This is well matched with both fighters having similar records and very similar recent form, with a 1-4-1 record in their last 4 bouts, incidentally they come into this bout following a split draw with each other in December. This really should be the most competitive fight of the day.
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