Back in September Ayato Hiromoto (2-0, 1) [廣本 彩刀] mad a successful debut against a limited Thai foe. today he returned to the ring for a notable step up in class, and picked up his second win with a very good performance belied his lack of professional experienced.
The Japanese novice was up against experienced Filipino foe Romel Oliveros (10-6-1, 4), a massive step up in class from Suriyo Chonlathan, and despite the edge in difference in experience Hiromoto dominated his foe.
From the early going Hiromoto established his distance and smartly used his speed and his reach to keep Oliveros at range. The Filipino always looked like he was dangerous, but simply couldn't get going, and was rocked himself in round 3 as Hirimoto stuck to a smart and well thought out gameplan.
The one moment of real success for Oliveros came in round 5, when he caught Hirimoto with a straight right hand, but was unable to land any sort of follow up blow as Hiromoto got back to what had brought him the early success, and saw out the distance with no issues at all.
After 6 rounds the judges turned in scores of 60-54, 59-55 and 59-56 all in favour of Hiromoto, who genuinely impressed with a very polished performance.
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The Japanese scene has a lot of brothers involved, some of them are well known like the Inoue brothers, Naoya and Takuma, and some of them are less well known, like the 3 boxing Tomioka brothers. What the country didn't have, until, was a brother-sister partnership in the professional ranks. That changed today when Ayato Hiromoto [廣本 彩刀] took part in his B license test, signifying that he was joining his sister Eruka Hiromoto (5-0) [廣本江留香], the current OPBF female Minimumweight champion.
Not only is Ayato the brother of a talented female fighter but he is, himself, a former solid amateur. He went 31-17 in the unpaid ranks and fought for his university team. Whilst that record isn't a mind blowing one the University league in Japan is an incredibly tough one and losses are to be expected there, with youngsters getting serious experience at a young age.
The 22 year old Super Flyweight hopeful spared 3 rounds with Yuki Nakajima (2-0, 2) [中嶋憂輝], who himself has a boxing brother, as part of his B license test today and looked very talented through out the spar. Notably he has signed his professional papers with the same gym as Nakajima, the Kadoebi Gym in Tokyo. Given Kadoebi's willingness to match their prospects aggressively this should mean we see him in meaningful fights sooner rather than later.
Although he will technically have to wait until tomorrow to be a licensed fighter Ayato has got his first two bouts pencilled in. The first of those will take place on September 20th with his second bout scheduled for November. Sadly though opponents for neither bout have been announced for the youngster.
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