From the opening round the naturally taller Japanese veteran took the figfht to Lobetania, showing little respect to the challenger's power. Lobetania had his moments but the tight guard and more accurate punches from Otake forced Lobetania to be backed up on to the ropes, and not allow him the extension he needed to make his shots really count. It was a statement of intent from Otake who seemed like he was seeking a war.
The Filipino really had no answer for the defense or combinations of Otake in the early going with the Japanese fighter leading 40-36, twice, and 39-37 after 4 rounds. The pressure from Otake continued into the second half, thoiugh Lobetania did do enough to take round 6, it was a brief bit of success from the challenger who was a long way behind as we entered round 9.
Knowking he was behind seemed to inspire Lobetania, at least momentarily, in round 9 as he gave as good as he got. Sadly though it was one last big effort from the Filipino who gave everything. The following round he paid for it Otake rocked him part way through round 10, then followed up, buckling the challengers legs, and then dropping him with a big right hand. To his credit Lobetania got to his feet, but looked a spent man as Otake unloaded to the point of the referee stopping the bout.
The stoppage angered Lobetania, but the reality is that he was a long way behind on the score cards, and the stoppage saved him further damage against a man he really looked underpowered against.
Following the bout Otake revealed that he was looking to get a second world title fight, and would be looking to get any of the Super Bantamweight world champion's in to the ring with him.
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