KDDI Ishin Hall, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi, Japan
This coming Sunday we'll be getting two low key cards in Japan. Of those the more notable is a card in Yamaguchi.
Part of why this card is notable is the appearance of "Dragon Ball Z Boxer" Bejita Ishikawa (3-13-2, 1), who enters the ring dressed in Dragon Ball Z Cosplay. Ishikawa will sadly be a massive under-dog for his bout here as he takes on the once beaten Takaoki Maemura (5-1-1, 2) in the main event of the card. The reality is that this should be an easy comeback win for Maemura, who hasn't fought in well over 2 years, but with a long lay off, it's hard to know what he'll be like here.
As well as the bout above it's also worth noting that we'll be getting an all debutant bout between Koki Nishimura (0-0) and the wonderfully named Zapp Morimoto (0-0). The bout, like the main event, is certainly not a big bout, but we'll be paying notice due to Zapp Morimoto, who must have one of the best names of any active fighter.
Sakai City Industrial Promotion Center, Sakai, Osaka, Japan
As well as the show in Yamaguchi there we will also be getting a small Japanese show in Sakai City, as Shinsei put on a very low key event. This show is scheduled to feature 6 bouts in total, but all of them are 4 rounders, and the show is held in association with Diamante Boxing Gym, who looking to slowly get off the ground.
Sadly with this being such a low key card it's hard to get too excited about anything on the show, with the most notable bout of the event being a a female bout between Yoshikawa Riyuna (1-1-1, 1) and Arika Shimono (0-1). Despite her less than stellar looking record Riyuna is ranked by the JBC at Minimumweight, and a win here will help her move towards a national title fight. Shimono on the other hand is looking to bounce back from a 2020 debut loss to Sumire Yamanaka, the younger sister of former world champion Ryuya Yamanaka.
AB Krishnan Boxing Hall, Chennai, India
Outside of Japan we'll be getting action in India. Sadly from two Indian cards there isn't really a match up worthy of too much time and attention.
The one bout probably worthy of some genuine attention comes form Chennai where we'll see Chandru G (1-0, 1) take on Juber Ali (1-0, 1) in a scheduled 6 round Cruiserweight bout. We won't pretend this will be a high quality bout, but given both men scored opening round blow out wins in their debuts, we're hoping to see a low key shoot out from the opening bell here.
The second Indian show will be taking place in Karnataka.
Like the show in Chennai this is a very low quality card, and will be headlined by Ramandeep Kaur (7-2, 1) taking on the win-less Anita Maurya (0-4), for the second time. These two fought in 2019, with Kaur taking a decision over Maurya, and we expect much the same here. What is notable is Kaur has lost 2 of her last 3, but we can't imagine her losing again here. In fact we would be surprised if Maurya took more than a round from her foe here.
Earlier we mentioned the Japanese show in Yamaguchi and Zapp Morimoto, though we also need to mention another debutant with a great name fighting on Sunday, and that's Ringa Ringa (0-0), an Indian 23 year old Featherweight hopeful. Ring will be up against the win-less Vikas (0-1). Ringa will be hoping to ring Vikas's bell here...