Despite a monster Saturday in the Asian boxing world Sunday is a nice calm day with what appears to be just a solitary card in Japan as the Fukuoko Itoshima Ito Cultural Center.
The show opens with a Super Flyweight contest between Koichi Uryu (1-0, 1) and Shota Tsuji (2-6, 2). It's hard to say how good Uryu is considering he has fought just 3 rounds against a man making his debut though Tsuji is nothing special.
Following the Uryu/Tsuji bout we expect to see a bout between Hiromichi Kurokawa (1-1-1) and veteran Naoya Shimizu (3-3-1, 2). Aged 33 Shimizu has surprisingly been a professional since 1999 though after losing 3 of his first 5 contests he took over a decade away from the sport before returning last year and has since gone 1-0-1. Incidentally Kurokawa is also 1-1 in his last 2 contests.
At Super Featherweight Masahiro Harano (2-1-2, 1) will battle Kohei Kuhara (1-1) before we get Bantamweight action between Takuya Fujio (0-1) and tough journeyman Muneharu Nakamura (2-15-1, 2).
The first of the shows two 8 round contests see's Yusuke Sekido (6-10-2) fighting Joker Ogata (8-14-5, 3). On paper this looks like it should be competitive and in fact the only reason to question that is the fact that Ogata has been stopped in his last 3 contests. With Sekido having no real power we may see Ogata survive out the distance for the first time in4 bouts en route to decision either way.
The main event see female action with the 19 year old Mako Yamada (4-0, 1) taking on who we blieve is Petchnaree Sor Tantong (6-3, 2)*. This should be a fun highlight to the night though we're struggling to see how Petchnaree would beat the talented Yamada who appears to have world title potential written all over her.