Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
This coming Thursday we get another low key show from Korakuen Hall, thanks to Ray Sports Promotions. The card is a very, very low profile one, but it's an interesting one with one of the best "new" names we've seen in Japanese boxing in recent years.
The brilliant name on the show is the amazing Scorpion Kintaro (0-0), which seems very Mortal Kombat inspired. The debuting Kintaro will be up against fellow debutant Keigo Nagata (0-0) in a 4 round bout. Aged 24 year old Kintaro doesn't appear to have had much of an amateur carer, but we're already big fans of him given his brilliant name. Aged 35 we don't imagine Nagata has a long term future in the sport, but we do love all debutant bouts and this should be a genuinely fun bout.
In the main event we'll see Hideaki Takagi (5-7-2) take on Hiromichi Komatsu (4-6-2, 4) in a 6 rounder at Featherweight. Aged 36 Takagi's career is certainly coming to the end, but he'll be hoping to build on a 2020 win over Kazumasa Morohashi. Amazingly that was his first win in over 4 years, during which time he has 6 straight losses. Komatsu on the other hand is younger, aged 28, but is coming in on the back of a loss, in the 2020 East Japan Rookie of the Year, and it'll be interesting to see how he looks here. Obviously neither of these men are expected to go far with their careers, but often match ups between fighters with more losses than wins tend to provide a lot of exciting action.