One of those was thre retirement ceremony of former OPBF and Japanese Middleweight champion Makoto Fuchigami (23-12, 13) [淵上 誠]. The well liked fighter from the Hachioji Nakaya gym is of course best known for losing to Gennady Golovkin in a WBA world title fight though was a popular fighter on the Japanese scene and retired in the wake of his thrilling loss to Tomohiro Ebisu at the end of 2016.
As well as the retirement ceremony of the former world title there was also a potentially career saving win for another former Japanese Middleweight champion, Sanosuke Sasaki (12-6, 6) [佐々木左之介] scoring a 3rd round win over Hisao Narita (12-6, 6) [成田永生]. On paper this looked a 50-50 fight, but going into it Sasaki was really fighting for his career following 5 straight losses, and 3 successive stoppage losses. In fact coming in to this Sasaki hadn't scored a win since stopping Tadashi Yuba way back in October 2012 for the Japanese crown Sadly for Narita the loss ends a 3 fight winning streak, and completely destroys his hope of getting a title fight any time soon.
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