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Naoya Inoue, Hiroto Kyoguchi, Takashi Uchiyama set for February 11th charity exhibitions

Other familiar faces include Sho Kimura and Takeshi Inoue

Naoya Inoue v Jason Moloney Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images
Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Some of Japan’s finest current and former fighters will lace up the gloves to raise money for the country’s medical workers on February 11th. Earlier today, a press conference revealed the exhibition lineup for LEGEND, which features a number of major figures in Japanese combat sports.

The six fight roster:

Reigning WBA “super” light flyweight champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (14-0, 9 KO) faces retired three-division champion Akira Yaegashi (28-7, 16 KO). Yaegashi is a slugger to the core, but since Kyoguchi has a title defense against Axel Aragon Vega scheduled for March, I doubt they’ll have a proper throwdown.

Former longtime super featherweight king Takashi “KO Dynamite” Uchiyama (24-2-1, 20 KO) meets 28-year-old Japanese champ Kosuke Saka (21-5, 18 KO).

Former flyweight champ Sho Kimura (19-3-2, 12 KO) welcomes K-1 veteran Yoshiki Takae to the boxing ring.

Onetime super welterweight title challenger Takeshi Inoue (17-1-1, 10 KO) fights prospective Olympian Yuito Moriwaki.

IBF-ranked super lightweight Andy Hiraoka (16-0, 11 KO) faces another Team Japan representative in Daisuke Narimatsu.

19-year-old welterweight prospect Jin Sasaki (10-0, 9 KO) takes on amateur standout Seon Okazawa

A seventh bout sees bantamweight ruler Naoya Inoue (20-0, 17 KO) meet TBA.

Intergenerational conflict for a good cause? Sign me up.

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