This is the third fight for Higa since he returned to boxing earlier this year. In his most recent fight he was held to a draw in a fight which could have gone either way. I don’t think hes the same fighter at Bantamweight as he was at Flyweight however it also could be down to his opponent being a good fighter who held amateur wins over Higa.
Yuki Strong Kobayashi is on a good run at the moment but in my opinion is stylistically perfect for Higa. He’s not that hard to hit and has been down numerous times in his career so a massive puncher like Higa shouldn’t have much trouble getting to him. He is tough and will keep getting up but I think Higa’s power and finishing skills will be to much for Kobayashi.
I think Daigo Higa will win by knockout in the 7th or 8th round due to having more power and also being fully adjusted to being a bantamweight now.