Earlier today we reported that Akira Yaegashi (20-4, 10) would be fighting in a WBC Light Flyweight title fight against Pedro Guevara (23-1-1, 15) on the December 30th Ohashi card set to take place at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gym. As it turned out that was only half the day's announcements from Ohashi who also announce that hot prospect Ryo Matsumoto (12-0, 10) would feature on the card.
Aged 20 Matsumoto is viewed as a sure fire title holder in the future and was highly impressive last time out when he dismantled Thai veteran Denkaosan Kaovichit in less than 2 rounds. Rangy, talented, fast and powerful we've had Matsumoto on our radar for a while and from the noises coming out of his camp this could be his final bout before progressing to title bouts in 2015.
At the moment the full details of Matsumoto's bout haven't been announce though it would seem likely he will be in an 8 rounder to keep him sharp but not really test him before he steps up.
This bout, like the Yaegashi one, has been added to a card that was announced less than a week ago. The original announcement of the card was drubbed as a battle of brothers with Naoya Inoue(7-0, 6) signing to fight Argentinian veteran, and current WBO Super Flyweight champion, Omar Andres Narvaez (43-1-2, 23) whilst the younger brother's of both men, Takuma Inoue (3-0, 1) and Nestor Daniel Narvaes (20-2-2, 9), were to clash in an 8 rounder, With the Yaegashi and Matsumoto bouts both added to the show it's far to say Ohashi gym are going to end the year in explosive fashion!
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