Earlier today we were informed of some details regarding a card on August 21st at the Korakuen Hall. The card isn't close to being fully made but there have been announcements regarding 3 bouts on the card.
Firstly there will be a Bantamweight contest on the card between 2014 All Japan Japanese Rookie of the Year Ryohei Takahashi (6-1-1) and the once hotly tipped Kenji Kubo (5-3-1, 2). This is the only bout that has been full set for the card and it's also a mouth watering match up, despite neither man being expected to become a star. Kubo was, formerly, a sensational kick boxer and whilst he has had some success in pro boxing he's not managed to take a shot well enough to become the star that he was hoping. Kubo won't be worried about his durability here against Takahashi but Takahashi is a very boxer and may well out point Kubo.
A second bout on this card will feature former Japanese Middleweight Tomohiro Ebisu (14-4, 14), though his opponent hasn't yet been announced. The heavy handed Ebisu has already scored 2 wins this year and will be seeking to continue his climb towards another title fight later in the year, however he does have serious question marks over his durability and is unlikely to be matched with a puncher here.
For us the most interesting bit of news for the card concerned former Japanese Super Featherweight champion Daiki Kaneko (21-4-3, 14), who will be fighting for the first time since losing a decision to Jomthong Chuwatana in an OPBF title bout earlier this year. The talented Kaneko hasn't had his opponent named as of yer though there is some hope that he may be involved in a genuinely notable match up, and given his desire to get big bouts in the future we'd be very disappointed to see him in with a weak import from Thailand or Indonesia.
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