Action returns to the Korakuen Hall this coming Wednesday for a small Flash Akabane card, which really lacks in terms of quality match ups, but should give us some competitive action, even if it's not at a very high level.
The main event of the card will see Fumio Ujihara (6-8, 4) take on the limited but heavy handed Shinnosuke Hasegawa (6-2-1, 5) in an interesting lower level 8 round Super Featherweight bout. The 31 year old Ujihara has scored 2 wins in his last 8 bouts, but he has mixed with some good company through that run of results such as Shuya Masaki and Sho Nagata. Hasegawa on the other hand has been in good form, stopping his last 5, but has yet to score a win of any note and will be the one stepping up in class for this bout, which could tell us a lot about him and his potential.
In the chief support bout, also an 8 rounder, Akihiro Yamanaka (7-6-1, 3) will face off with Masayuki Ichikawa (7-6-1, 2), in what looks like an excellent match up in terms of competitiveness. At 28 years old Ichikawa is the younger of the two men, slightly, but he's also very out of form with just 1 win in his last 6 bouts. Yamanaka, aged 30, is also struggling for form but has won 2 of his last 3 and should be considered the fighter with the slight edge in momentum, albeit a very slight edge.