On May 19th Japanese boxing fans get to celebrate boxing in a national festival known as "Boxing Day" of "Fans Appreciation Day". It's an unusual concept if you're from outside of Japan, but for fans in Japan it really is a treat as fighters put on exhibitions, do Q&A sessions and generally give back to the fans that have supported them over the previous 12 months. Although it's not a free event it's certainly well priced and delivers a lot of bang for your buck.
In 2014 one of the exhibitions featured the then reigning OPBF Super Bantamweight champion Shingo Wake fighting with the OPBF Bantamweight champion Ryosuke Iwasa in a relatively interesting bout that saw both men showing what they could do in the ring with out either over exerting themselves.
With both men having world title aspirations this was an exhibition that demonstrated both men have talent. There was no reason to tear lumps out of each other but they still managed to entertain fans with a solid demonstration of their skills.
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