Earlier today in Paranque City fight fans saw Al Toyogon (10-2-1, 6) make his first defense of the WBC Asian Boxing Council Silver Super Featherweight title, as he out pointed Japanese challenger Ryusei Ishii (7-5-1, 4) [石井龍誠].
The bout, the main event of a card promoted by Elorde, saw Toyogon applying pressure on to the Japanese visitor. Ishii, to his credit, boxed well out of the southpaw stance but was almost constantly on the back foot, being out worked and caught by huge, sweeping right hands. When he did come forward the challenger looked clumsier, allowing Toyogon to avoid the shots coming his way and regain control without taking much damage.
The champion never looked in any real trouble through the 12 rounds and was a comfortable winner on the scorecards, with the judges scoring the bout handed in cards that were read out as 117-110, twice, and 115-112.
Whilst this was Toyogon's first defense of the title it's hard to know how good he really is. He looks aggressive and fun, but there is a big gulf between him and the top fighters in the region. As for Ishii he is 1-3-1 in his last 5, and it's hard to know where the 22 year old from Tokyo goes from this set back.
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