After one of the busiest weeks in Asia boxing one would have assumed that things were going to slow down, amazingly however things seem to still be looking busy with yet another card as the holy ground of Japanese combat sports, the Korakuen Hall.
The new week kicks off with a 9 bout show headlined by a bout between the #10 ranked Japanese Lightweight Tsukasa Saito (16-2, 11) and veteran Yoshinori Kanzaki (10-6-1, 5) who has been a professionla since 2006. The bout will be Kanzaki's first this year and whilst he is expected to be fodder it's worth noting that Saito enters the bout on the back of his first stopage loss.
The co-feature on the show sees Kazuya Soma (5-3-2, 4) taking on Takahisa Nayuki (9-9, 1). Soma enters this bout on a run of 5 bouts without a loss whilst Nayuki has lost 4 of his last 5, albeit at a higher level than Soma has been fighting at.
Also on the card is the debut of Hikaru Marugame (0-0) who will be in a 6 round contest as he takes on Kato Makoto (7-6, 2). Whilst the debut isn't as impressive as Ryota Murata's upcoming on it's still a solid debut for a former world level amateur fighter.
Sadly we're unsure who is on the cards other 6 round contest.
The show features 5 bouts scheduled for 4 rounds though against details on the actual fighters is unfortunately somewhat sketchy.
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