Earlier this year we saw Japanese Welterweight puncher Yuki Beppu (15-0-1, 15) [別府 優樹] have his stoppage run ended, as veteran Charles Bellamy took him to a very hard fought draw. Today fans saw Beppu return to his destructive ways as he dismantled Thai visitor Taengthong Sithsaithong (0-3), needing less than 40 seconds of round 2 to finish off the visitor.
Beppu looked to make an impression straight away and quickly forced the Thai on to the back foot. The Thai was forced on to the ropes, and from there Beppu really took his chance, landing a nasty left hook to scoe his first knockdown. It wasn't long until the Thai was down for the second time, and he wisely chose to run away rather than take any more punishment before the end of the round.
The Thai's escape from round 1 only resulted in more punishment to begin round 2 and a nasty straight right hand from Beppu closed the show 37 seconds into the round.
After the bout Beppu stated that he was wanting to move towards a title fight, and it sounds like he is wanting to compete in the Strongest Korakuen later in the year.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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