Review: 2012-08-13, probably the bout between Nihito Arakawa and Takehiro Shimada is not very technical but the pace is astonishing thanks to the great performance by both fighters: Shimada vs Arakawa (red gloves) is a tough, exciting toe-to-toe fight with two knockdowns, definitely one of the best boxing fights of the year, four stars! Nihito Arakawa (22-1-1) entered as the No.6 lightweight in the world while Takehiro Shimada (27-5-1) entered as the No.46. Arakawa vs Shimada is valid for the OPBF lightweight title (Arakawa’s second defense). Watch the video!
Where: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Division: lightweight (135 lbs, 61.2 kg)
Title: OPBF lightweight title