According to a reliable source we've been informed that Japanese fighter Ryo Matsumoto (14-0, 12) will be facing Mexican fighter Luis May (17-8-1, 7) on August 20th at the Korakuen Hall, as one of the supporting bouts for Satsohi Hosono's Japanese Featherweight title defense against Tatsuya Otsubo.
Matsumoto, who is rumoured to be targeting a Bantamweight world title fight for later in the year, was expected to face a low quality foe in what was expected to be a stay busy fight. A fight with May however is a good match up and would see Matsumoto facing a capable, though unspectacular, fighter who hasn't been stopped in more than 6 years and has been in the ring with the likes of Jose Salgado, Juan Francisco Estrada, Cesar Seda and, most recently, Shun Kubo.
For many it'll be May's loss to Kubo, last year, that stands out however that bout was fought at Super Bantamweight whilst this one will be at Bantamweight as Matsumoto begins his career as a fully fledged Bantamweight. Given that May has proven his toughness we're expecting him to force Matsmoto into the later rounds, however we wouldn't expect the young Japanese fighter to be pushed close in the bout which really should be a case of getting the rounds in and getting used to fighting as a fully fledged Bantamweight fight.
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