Supershow from Japan: unification, title, ex-rival of Mayweather and eliminator


April 8 on Ariake Arena Tokyo (Japan) will host a large-scale boxing evening from the country’s leading promoter Akihiko Honda (Teiken Promotions).

The main event is the unification in the first flyweight (up to 49 kg) between the division leaders Japanese Ken Shiro (20-1, 12 KOs) and Puerto Rican Jonathan Gonzalez (27-3-1, 14 KOs). 3 titles will be at stake immediately – WBC / WBA Super Shiro and WBO Gonzalez.

The second title fight is for the vacant WBA bantamweight belt (up to 53.5 kg). To pick up one of the titles that remained homeless after the transition of the Japanese Naoi Inoue to the second bantamweight, his brother Takuma Inoue (17-1, 4 KOs) can. He will be the favorite in a fight with 40-year-old ex-champion Venezuelan Liborio Solis (35-6-1, 16 KOs).

Featherweights (up to 57.2 kg) will fight in the final IBF eliminator: the ex-champion in two divisions, the Spanish veteran Kiko Martinez (44-11-2, 31 KOs) will launch a fierce battle with the local left-hander Reia Abe (24-3-1, 10 KO).

Local welterweights (up to 66.7 kg) Jin Sasaki (14-1-1, 13 KOs) and Keita Obara (26-4-1, 23 KOs) promise to give a no less notable kill for the belt of the Asian champion.

And as part of the show, a local popular kickboxer will make his professional debut
Tenshin Nasukawa. This is the same guy who was beaten by the legendary Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition fight in December 2018.

Nasukawa will fight in the second bantamweight limit (up to 55.3 kg) against his countryman
Yuki Yonahi (12-4-1, 8 KOs).

For Shiro, this will be the second unification fight in a row. In November, he knocked out Kyoguchi in unification.