Tomorrow fight fans at the Koakuen Hall, and those using the Paravi service, will get the chance to see super prospect Ginjiro Shigeoka (3-0, 2 KOs) go for a major title in just his 4th professional bout.

The highly touted Japanese fighter will be up against foe Clyde Azarcon (15-2-1, 5) for the WBO Asia Pacific Mini-Flyweight title, and today, ahead of their bout, the two men took part in their weigh in and both men, thankfully, made weight with no issues at all, in fact they were both well under the limit.

Shigeoka, the much, much shorter man, was comfortably under the limit at around 104.7lbs. He looked strong, determined Shigeoka, giving around around 10cm in height, admitted that he though getting a title fight in his 4th bout was early, but that he was happy and seemed confident, stating he was looking for a stoppage in 4 of 5 rounds, with his body attack likely to be a focus.

Interestingly Azarcon was much lighter than Shigeoka, despite being the far taller man. The Filipino, fighting in Japan for the first time, was 103lbs at the weigh in. He looked a bit gaunt, and clearly has a long body to attack, but stated he was in come condition and that he would win for his family.

Sadly for those not able to get to Korakuen Hall or make the most of Paravi, this bout is expected to air in some form next week on TBS.

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On July 27th, highly touted Ginjiro Shigeoka (3-0, 2) [重岡銀次朗] faces Filipino foe Clyde Azarcon (15-2-1, 5) for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Mini-Flyweight title at Korakuen Hall giving Shigeoka a chance to claim a title in his 4th pro-bout and take a huge step towards a potential world title bout.

The talented Shigeoka, who went 56-1 (17) in the amateurs, has been eyed as the next fighter on the long conveyor belt of talent that Japan is turning out and the fact he’s fighting for a title so early in his career really does show the belief the Watanabe Gym have in him.

Despite still being a novice Shigeoka impressed against Filipino Joel Lino last time out and it appears that that performance, as well as performances in the gym and his amateur pedigree, have convinced the Watanabe gym to get him this shot. If he wins he would go on to set the record for the least time for a Japanese male to win a title, 10 months and 2 days from debut, and tie the Japanese record for fewest fights to win a title, tying the record jointly held by Joichiro Tatsuyoshi who won a Japanese title in his 4th bout, Naoya Inoue, also Japanese title, and Kosei Tanaka, who won the OPBF title in his fourth bout.​

Whilst the focus is clearly on Shigeoka this match isn’t a foregone conclusion and Azarcon is a talented 24 year old who lost early in his career but has battled back well. He suffered his second loss last year, losing to Rene Mark Cuarto, and fought to a draw in February with Garry Rojo.

This will be Azarcon’s first bout outside of the Philippines and a win would put him on the map, though he, obviously, enters as the under-dog.

This bout will take place on July 27th at the Korakuen Hall on Dangan 226.