This coming Sunday isn't a particularly busy day in Asian boxing but there is a fight of note taking place in Okayama, which is worthy of attention.
The bout in question will see the destructive Seigo Yuri Akui (13-2-1, 9) battle against Shun Kosaka (16-5, 4) in a bout for the vacant Japanese Flyweight title. The title was vacated earlier this year by Junto Nakatani, who has beaten both men involved in this bout, giving us a very interesting Japanese title scene at 112lbs. Of the two involved Akui is certainly the more fun to watch, especially early on, but with 2 stoppages against his name there is a feeling that he can be broken down and stopped. Kosaka also has a couple of stoppage losses but the first of those came more 4 years ago, to Tetsuya Hisada, whilst the other came in an OPBF title fight with Jayr Raquinel. Expect this to be a tough and hard bout, for both men. A full preview of this bout is available to read here Akui and Kosaka to fight for Japanese title!