The first Asian card of the new week appears to be in Japan with a low level 10 fight show at the Abeno Ward Community Center,
The show kicks off with a bout between Joe Ryota (2-3, 1) and Takuya Yamamoto (1-1), this will see Ryota trying to end a 2 fight losing run and score his first win in some 16 months.
If Ryota's 16 months seems a long time to be winless then the show's second bout, which sees Hayato Yamaguchi (1-1, 1) taking on Tatsuya Sato (1-1, 1), sees a man who must feel like he hasn't had a win in an an eternity. In fact not only has it been a long time since Yamaguchi has scored a victory but it's been 3.5 years since he's even been in the ring.
Of course not everyone is looking for their first win in a while and the shows third bout sees the winless Masashi Wakita (0-1) battling the a ebutant, who we believe is Osamu Kazuki Tamotsu (0-0), however as with many debutants we may have gotten the wrong name here. Tamotsu isn't the only debutant on the card as Muto Michitaka (0-0) also kicks off his career, taking on Go Mitaka (0-3-1), Kitagawa Takaaki (0-0) fights Taiki Shimakawa (0-1) and Higashida Masahiro (0-0) battles Yuki Ono (1-0).
Spiltting up some of the debutant bouts is a contest between Yuki Nagashima (2-0, 1) and Hiroshi Konoura (3-2). This bout, scheduled to be the fifth bout on the show will come between then Michitaka/Mitaka and the Takaaki/Shimakawa bout.
In the final of the 8 bouts scheduled for 4 rounds Kohei Iwai (0-1-1) seeks his first professional victory taking on Kazuki Koyanagi (1-6).
Following the bouts scheduled for 4 we get a very well matched 6 round bout as Shigeki Suda (6-4, 1) fights Ryuto Maruo (5-4, 2) in what could be a compelling and highly competitive contest, even if it lacks any real explosiveness.
Although the 6 round chief support bout lacks explosiveness the 8 round main event could well have some explosive shots thrown as Yuki Kobayashi (6-2, 4) returns to the ring for the first time since being stopped by Kiron Omura back in April. Kobayashi battles Satoshi Ozawa (7-4-1, 2) in what should be the show stealer.