Slugfest Boxing in Japan: Jason Paraga vs Hiroki Okada Takes Center Stage
On December 19 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo Japan, Three Pinoy boxers will take on their Japanese opponents.
8 Round X Super bantamweight
Yuta Nakagawa (21-5-1) vs Markquil Salvana (13-4) ( Philippines)
Salvana vs Nakagawa back on track.
Both fighters lost their last fight and both looking to get back on track. Pinoy Marquil Salvana last fought this September and lost to Japanese Syota Hayashi, the Pride of Cagayan De Oro is who started impressively recently got strings of losses all coming from fights outside the Philippines.
The fight on December 19 is a must-win situation for him as he proves to the boxing world that he is a world-class caliber fighter. Salvana will be up for a big task as he faces a much more experienced fighter in Yuta Nakagawa. Nakagawa lost his last fight via split decision and just a month after, he is looking to get back on track. He had an 11-fight win streak before losing his last fight.
Ryota Yamauchi (1-0) vs Lester Abutan (12-6-3) ( Philippines)
Abutan takes on a new Comer in Yamauchi
Lester Abutan at 26 years old will be taking on a 22-year-old boxer in his second professional fight. On paper, this may look like a one-sided fight but Japanese fighters are not pushovers and the Japanese fighter who had an impressive debut knocking out his opponent in round two wants nothing less than to get a string of wins early in his career.
Lester Abutan who recently won the Philippines Games & Amusement Board (GAB) Light Flyweight Title is looking to make Lighting strike in Japan after failing the last time. He is looking for his second win on Japan soil.
vacant WBO Asia Pacific S.Lightweight Title
Hiroki Okada (16-0) vs Jason Pagara (40-2-1) ( Philippines)
Pagara will test undefeated Japan foe for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Super Lightweight Title
Jason Pagara at 29 is in the prime of his boxing career but after a sorry split decision loss against Kenyan James Onyango who halted his winning streak to 13, he is looking to start a new one in his first ever fight in Japan in which he will also try to derail the streak of his undefeated Japanese foe.
Hiroki Okada is ready for one big test and on December 19 he gets a crack at the title, armed with a 69% knockout percentage he is looking to impress his home crowd.
This fight is promoted by Kodoebi Promotions.