To kick off a new month Apollo will be hosting a 10 fight card at the Yodogawa Ward Center. Sadly though the show is a pretty weak one with 8 of the 10 bouts being 4 rounders, and the 2 longer bouts are only scheduled for 6 rounds.
The main event will see Japanese based Peruvian Pablo Alberto Inami (5-4-1, 4) return to the ring for the first time in almost 7 years to take on Kensuke Nakamura (4-7-2). It's hard to believe that Inami, who last fought in November 2012, has much left to offer but he wasn't a bad fighter back in his day, with a win against Kota Fukuoka and a competitive loss to Akihiro Kondo, and he is only 33. Nakamura, also 33, has won just 1 of his last 4, and although Inami, now fighting as Pablo Garcia, has been inactive he is a big step up for Nakamura.
The other 6 rounder will see former Japanese Super Flyweight title challenger Masato Morisaki (11-5-1, 6) taking on Tomoya Kishine (5-3-1, 2). The 36 year old Morisaki is best known for his 2014 loss to Sho Ishida for the Japanese title, and hasn't fought in almost 3 years, with his last bout coming in September 2016. On paper Kishine is the under-dog, but he's the naturally bigger man and the younger man, and has been much more active, fighting 3 times last year.
Given the quality of this card it's hard to get too excited, but it is a pretty weird card given those 6 rounders and the inacitivty of fighters involved.