This coming Monday action returns to the Korakun Hall for the next Flash Akabane card.
The main event sums up how low key the card is, as Akihiro Yamanaka (7-6-2, 3) takes on Ryo Narizuka (8-8-1) in what doesn't look amazing, but at least should be competitive and give the fans a solid an entertaining 8 round contest. Both men need clearly need a win, with Yamanaka's last victory coming in September 2017 whilst Narizuka has only a single win since the start of 2015. Despite the poor run it is worth noting that Narizuka has fought two men who went on to win world titles, losing to both Sho Kimura and Ryuya Yamanaka.
Another well matched bout will see Joji Tsuchiya (7-5-2, 5) face off with Yasuki Katagiri (7-2-2, 1). Tsuchiya hits decently at the lower level of the domestic scene, but has been stopped in 4 of his 5 losses and hasn't fought in over a year. Katagiri has little in terms of power, but has gone unbeaten in his last 5 bouts, and will bring momentum into this contest. Interestingly these two fought to a draw in April 2016 over 6 rounds.
The best bout on paper will see the hard hitting Zirolian Riku (8-2, 8), who came runner up in the 2017 Rookie of the Year, take on Ryuki Ishii (8-3, 5), who was himself a Rookie of the Year finalist in 2016. This is actually a mouth watering contest between two fighters who can punch and both will be hungry heading into what could be a huge new year for the winner. We're really excited about this contest.