Ealier today saw an announcement from Japan in regards to Dangan 179, which will take place at the Korakuen Hall on April 10th. The announcement wasn't a huge one did reveal one match from the show, and it's a must win for both men involved.
The more notable of the two fighters announced for that main event is former Japanese Super Featherweight champion Rikki Naito (15-2, 5) [内藤 律樹], who will eb fighting for the first time since suffering a second loss to Kenichi Ogawa late last year. The former champion has struggled in recent times, losing 2 of his last 4 and struggling past Argie Toquero in his most recent win. And he certainly needs to shine if he's to build one what was once a very promising career.
The other fighter involved in the bout will be Japanese ranked Super Featherweight hopeful Yusuke Nakagawa (10-6-1, 6) [中川 祐輔]. Nakagawa has lost 3 of his last 5, coming up short to Rikiya Fukuhara, Daiki Kaneko and Accel Sumiyoshi, but is a potential banana skin, as Koji Umetsu found out in 2014. He will know that a win here could see him in the mix for a title fight, and potentially opens the door to bigger and better fights.
Although no other contest for the show has yet been announced the contest is an interesting one between two faltering fighters who now both need a win if they are to keep their careers going forward. Neither man can get away with a poor showing, and neither can afford a loss here.
For those who missed Naito's second fight with Ogawa, from last December, we have included the TV version of the bout below.
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