In the US having a musician do a live performance whilst a boxer makes their ring entrance is quite a normal thing, in Japan however it's actually really rare and one of the few times we've seen it recently has been when Japanese rapper AK69 has sang out close friend Kazuto Ioka.
An example of it happening in June 2019 when Ioka took on Aston Palicte for the WBO Super Flyweight title.
The rapper sang Ioka out to "Go hard or Go Home", one of our favourite AK69 songs.
Whilst it's rare to see this happen in Japan, we would like to see it more often as this did give the bout an even bigger feel than it had anyway.
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