The most notable bout of the day takes place in Japan on a card dubbed "Kamikaze 2" as Kyotaro Fujimoto (6-1, 4) takes on former WBC Heavyweight title contender Okello Peter (21-6, 19). This bout may not scream "major bout" on paper but it's set to be the first Japanese Heavyweight title fight in well over 50 years. Due to the historical aspect of this fight we've previewed it in detail here sadly however it won't be televised live, instead it will be shown on tape delay around 3AM local time Saturday morning thanks to TBS.
On the same show as the historic Japanese title fight there's a second Heavyweight contest as Rio Hidaka (10-1, 8) looks to bounce back from his sole loss. Hidaka will be facing Masataka Takehara (7-8-3, 3) who has won just one of his last 9 contests. Interestingly Takehara was blasted out in a round by Lucas Browne last time out...
...which nicely segues into the final bout as Australian banger Lucas Browne (16-0, 14) takes on American Travis Walker (39-10-1, 31).
Originally Browne was supposed to face Englishman Richard Towers though unfortunately Towers was prevented from setting foot on Australia due to his criminal past, quite ironic we know. As a result of the unbeaten Towers being unable to fight we actually think we've ended up with a better bout.
Walker, although no world title challenger himself, is an entertaining fighter who can be involved in some genuine tear ups and is acually known to Australian fans due to his controversial bout with Alex Leapai and his victory over Kali Meehan. Due to the power and experience of Walker we think this will be a very tough one for "Big Daddy" Browne against a man they call "The Freight Train".