This happens in <24 hours - where's the damn hype, gaijin???? (or even a poll thread ) WBO flyweight title at stake, 1st defense of Tanaka. His challenger is moving up from light flyweight, and coming directly off the loss of his IBF & WBA titles in that division (where Tanaka co-reigned with him as the WBO light fly champ for ten months - with this match-up to some extent sating the disappointing of those who never got the hoped-for domestic unification showdown). Taguchi has a 1½" height and 3½" reach advantage. Tanaka is undefeated and the younger fighter by nine years. IB funfact: despite having a combined 15 world title fights between them, neither has ever fought outside their native Land of the Rising Sun.