For the first time in 56 years the Japanese Heavyweight title, yes you read that right, will be on the line as Kyotaro Fujimoto (6-1, 4) takes on Okello Peter (21-6, 19).
Former K1 fighter Kyotaro made his professional boxing debut in December 2011 and climbed in to the fringes of the world rankings within just 5 fights thanks to a victory over Chauncy Welliver. Sadly just a fight after beating Welliver, Kyotaro would be stopped by the hard hitting Solomon Haumono in 5 rounds.
Kyotaro has fought just once since losing to Haumono, though he did win that bout stopping French champion Fabrice Aurieng in 7 rounds.
Aged just 27 there is plenty of potential in Kyotaro who is fast, skilled, young and although he's not the most durable he is a fighter who could become Japan's first native world Heavyweight challenger somewhere down the line. First however he will need to over come Peter.
Okello Peter is a genuine veteran of the ring having made his debut way back in 1997. Although born in Uganda he is based in Japan, a country he has fought in 22 times, from his 27 professional contests. It was in Japan that Peter had many of his crowning moments which included him claiming the OPBF Heavyweight title.
Although Peter isn't a world famous Heavyweight he has faced some well known opponents. They have included Oleg Maskaev who defended his WBC Heavyweight title against Peter, Kali Meehan, former Cruiserweight champion Imamu Mayfield and former Eutopean Heavyweight champion Sinan Samil Sam. Unfortunately he lost to all 4 of those opponents, though he did drop both Sam and Meehan.
Aged 41 Peter is past his best and in recent years he's been less than active with just a 5 fights in the last 7 years. Despite this they always say the last thing a fighter loses is his punch and Peter could always punch. If he can connect on Kyotaro he really could derail the Japanese fighter's boxing career.
Kyotaro has a clear edge in youth, speed and skills though his durability issues do leave us with some worries going in to this bout. If Kyotaro gets tagged by Peter he could well be dropped though if he sticks to his boxing, and ignore the fans if they get on his case as they did in his bout with Haumono, he shouldn't struggle to either take a wide decision or a late stoppage.