Back in February we reported that the once beaten Kai Ishizawa (6-1, 6) [石澤開] would be back in action on March 6th card at Korakuen Hall, as part of the "Golden Child 128" show.
At the time there was no opponent set for Ishizawa, though since then things have changed and we've been informed that his opponent will be Filipino Youth Minimumweight champion Jonathan Almacen (7-3-2, 2).
The hard hitting, and incredibly exciting, Ishizawa was last seen losing in a Japanese title eliminator to Masataka Taniguchi (12-3, 7) [谷口 将隆], in what was a thrilling action fight. We expected him to have an easy return to the ring but in reality this is a solid test for the 23 year old Ishizawa.
Although not a big name Almacen is no push over. The "Pretty Boy" is 20 years old and all 3 of his losses have come to unbeaten opponents, with a competitive decision loss to Jayson Vayson, a majority loss to ArAr Andales and an opening round loss to Robert Paradero. As for his wins he scored a 2018 victory over Xiang Li and a 2019 win over Roldan Sasan, both of which are solid victories and make it clear he will be a live under-dog against Ishizawa.
This should prove to be a very interesting match up, and much better than we expected following Ishizawa's loss to Taniguchi.
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