Tomorrow Japanese fans at the Korakuen Hall get the chance to watch some really intriguing bouts. One of those bouts sees Japanese ranked fighters colliding in a potentially explosive encounter.
That bout will see ranked Lightweight Shuhei Tsuchiya (18-4, 15) take on ranked Light Welterweight Kazuki Matsuyama (12-5, 6) in what is scheduled to be the main event, and it likely to be the show stealing bout.
The contest, made just under 137lbs, saw both men make weight earlier today, though on the scales Matsuyama did look to be the naturally bigger, stronger and taller fighter.
Although we've not received the specifics of what the two men weigh we have been told that both fighters did make weight for the bought, with neither really struggling with the limit.
For Tsuchiya this is essentially a must win bout. He is 4-4 in his last 8 with all of those wins coming against limited foes whilst the 4 men who have beaten him have been "names". For Matsuyama this is a step up in class but he is riding a 6 fight winning streak and will be full of confidence coming in to this one.
The winner of this bout is expected to get a Japanese title fight in 2016.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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