This will be attempt #2 for the great 🇯🇵Kosei Tanaka (15-1-0, 9KO) to ingratiate himself into the thick of the Super-Flyweight 115 lb. division. The former 3-division world titlist and offensive juggernaut the first time around fell short in a Japan super-fight last year on New Years Eve, where he was blasted in the mid-rounds by countrymen and boxing legend 🇯🇵Kazuto Ioka, which resulted in the first loss of Kosei’s career at the age of 26. Certainly coming back, Tanaka has a chip on his shoulder, with something to prove.
His opponent for Saturday will be Japanese former world title challenger 🇯🇵Sho Ishida (29-2-0, 15KO). The fight veteran is looking to make the most of his latest step up opportunity, as he sits as a perennial mid-tier contender in the Super-Flyweight ranks, looking to join the crowded party with what would be a monumental win if he were to pull it off.
Kosei is a bona fide great fighter however, so the task is tall. As for Tanaka, the question is, has be fully acclimated himself properly weight wise to the ⚖️115 lb. division, to better prepare him for his quest towards possibly becoming a 4-division titlist? we will have to see. This bout will be fought on Japanese soil, at the International Conference Hall in Nagoya Japan, for another fight that falls on December 11th.