In August we reported that Genki Hanai (6-0, 4) [華井 玄樹], would be returning to the ring on October 10th at the Juroku Plaza in Gifu, where he will be facing Thailand's Poomsak Saknarong (0-0-1).
Now whilst that bout isn't great we do enjoy watching Hanai, a well regarded prospect who is exciting, aggressive, well schooled and fun to watch. With that in mind we're glad to learn that Hanai's bout, and the whole Gifu Carnival card, will be featured on Japanese pay-site A-sign as a pay for card, likely costing around the ¥500 mark.
The rest of the card is relatively weak, in fact it's literally a line of of low level regional fighters, however getting the chance to see Hanai in action against before he fights for a title, possible as early as January 2017, is something we're looking forward to.
At the moment it's one of two cards that A-sign will be showing in October along with Dynamite Punch 102 which takes place on October 11th. We are however expecting at least one more addition to the A-sign schedule as they begin to grow their library of content and become a major force in the delivery of video content. We do however hope they will begin to show more live content, rather than just delayed footage and documentary style footage.
Genki Hanai to return in October!
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