Back in October we reported that the hugely promising Ginjiro Tsutsumimoto (2-0, 2) [堤本銀次郎] would be returning to the ring on December 22nd to take a huge step up in class and battle Amphol Suriyo (23-3, 29), aka Pharanpetch Tor Buamas. The bout really intrigued us, as we'd been impressed by Tsutsumimoto as an amateur, and felt he had the style to go a long way, and to go there quickly.
Sadly we've now been informed that Tsutsumimoto is out of the December 22nd bout, with his place on the show now being taken by 28 year old countryman Takayuki Sakai (7-1-2, 5) [酒井孝之].
It's unclear as to why Tsutsumimoto is off the show, though it appears to have been a very recent change in plans. In fact Kyoei, the promoter of Sakai, only reported the bout in the last day or so.
The contest between Sakai and "Pharanpetch" will be shown on G+ as part of a show that also features Juiki Tatsuyoshi (9-0, 6) [辰吉寿以輝] facing off with Yuki Hirashima (9-2-1, 3) [平島祐樹] and a bout between former world title challenger Hiroshige Osawa (33-5-4, 19) [大沢 宏晋] and WBA #7 ranked Super Bantamweight Belmar Preciado (18-1-1, 11), in what is a make or break for both men.
Earlier today Kyoei held a press conference to announce the next bout of second generation fighter Juiki Tatsuyoshi (9-0, 6) [辰吉寿以輝], the son of the legendary Joichiro Tatsuyoshi.
The unbeaten fighter will be back in the ring on December 22nd at the EDION Arena Osaka where he will be up against domestic foe Yuki Hirashima (9-2-1, 3) [平島祐樹], in what should be a pretty interesting test for the unbeaten fighter.
The 22 year old Tatsuyoshi has notched up 2 wins already this year, both at the EDION Arena, with victories over Shin Ishibashi and Noldi Manakane, but this should be a much better test with the 35 year old Hirashima having some ambition of his own.That ambition has seen Hirashima score stoppages in his last 2 bouts, and he hasn't been stopped in his 12 fight career.
At the moment details on the television coverage are scarce, though it seems likely that the bout will be televised on G+, though it may be tape delayed. We do however know that the supporting card will include the recently reported contest between former world title challenger Hiroshige Osawa (33-5-4, 19) [大沢 宏晋] and WBA #10 ranked Super Bantamweight Belmar Preciado (18-1-1, 11), a really enticing contest between Ginjiro Tsutsumimoto (2-0, 2) [堤本銀次郎] and Amphol Suriyo (23-3, 29), aka Pharanpetch Tor Buamas, as well as a bout featuring Kyosuke Tsutsumimoto (8-1, 7) [堤本京介], though his opponent hasn't yet been announced.
Although it's clear that the Japanese press will push the Tatsuyoshi bout we'll admit we're more interest in seeing how Ginjiro Tsutsumimoto looks in his first step up, and we have huge hopes for him. Amphol did however upset Kazuki Saito last time he was in Japan, and he will not be travelling to pick up another defeat.
Earlier today in Osaka fight fans had the chance to see second generation fighter Juiki Tatsuyoshi (9-0, 6) [辰吉寿以輝], the son of Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, take a step up in class and score a notable victory over former world title challenger Noldi Manakane (32-25-2, 18), who was stopped in the 5th round of a scheduled 10 round contest.
The Japanese fighter had stated that he was looking to stop the Indonesian in the middle rounds and lived up to his comments as a brutal body shot laid waste to the visiting veteran, who had looked second best through out the contest.
Tatsuyoshi started the bout behind his jab, whilst Manakane looked to land big right hands. The second round saw Tatsuyoshi forcing his man where he wanted, backing him into the corner and finding a home for the left hand to the body. Manakane looked to fire back, but he was fighting like an old man, a fighter who had seen his best years come and go and wasn't able to have the snap or reactions that he used to have.
With Tatsuyoshi in charge heading into round 5 he looked like he was going to begin really breaking Manakane down, but a left hook towards the end of the round totally shattered Manakane's fighting spirit, sending him down for the 10 count.
Although not a flawless performance this certainly seemed like the outing that Tatsuyoshi needed to make a statement, and say that his relationship with trainer Takuya Muguruma [六車卓也] is going to be a good one.
Fans at the venue in Osaka also saw wins for former Japanese Featherweight champion Kosuke Saka (18-4, 15) [坂晃典], former amateur stand out Ginjiro Tsutsumimoto (2-0, 2) [堤本 銀次郎] and the heavy handed Kyosuke Tsutsumimoto (8-1, 7) [堤本京介], who all took stoppage wins of their own over Indonesian foes.
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Earlier today in Osaka the Osaka Teiken held a press conference, to announce the next bout of Juiki Tatsuyoshi (8-0, 5) [辰吉寿以輝] and his new training situation.
The second generation fighter, who is the son of the insanely popular Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, will be back in the ring on July 27th, at the EDION Arena Osaka. The Japanese youngster will be stepping into 10 round territory for the bout and will be facing his first former world title challenger, Indonesian veteran Noldi Manakane (32-24-2, 18).
On paper the bout should be a straight forward win for Tatsuyoshi, especially given that Manakane is 0-20 outside of Indonesia, but it's good to see the youngster stepping up to 10 round bouts and it's clear that his team will be looking to push him towards title fights sooner than some expected.
Talking about his team today's press conference saw the announcement that former WBA Bantamweight champion Takuya Muguruma [六車卓也], who won the Japanese Super Bantamweight title in 1983 before claiming the WBA world title in 1987, will be Tatsuyoshi's head trainer going forward.
The card not only saw Tatsuyoshi's bout being announce but also the under-card, which will feature former Japanese Featherweight champion Kosuke Saka (17-4, 14) [坂晃典], former amateur stand out Ginjiro Tsutsumimoto (1-0, 1) [堤本 銀次郎] and the heavy handed Kyosuke Tsutsumimoto (7-1, 6) [堤本京介], all of whom will be facing Indonesian foes.
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Today fight fans in Osaka saw the professional debut of former amateur stand out Ginjiro Tsutsumimoto (1-0, 1) [堤本 銀次郎] , who took on Indonesian visitor Jio Alfriando (3-3, 2).
The 19 year old debutant needed just 3 rounds to see off the visitor, but really took his chance to shine as he showed off a lovely array of shots. The first of those shots to shine was his razor sharp and wonderfully long jab, which was like a razor guided weapon tagging Alfriando at will.
In round 2 Tsutsumimoto began to let his combinations go and it was clear he was going through the gears and taking his time to get used comfortable with professional boxing.
Having got the feel for professional boxing Tsutsumimoto put the Indonesian into survival mode and the Indonesian was deducted a point in round 3 for holding. Soon after the resumption of the bout he was dropped by a spiteful right hand. As Alfriando was attempting to get up the referee waved the bout off, feeling the visitor was in no fit state to continue.
With his first win under his belt the future is really bright for the teenager and we're going to love following his development from prospect to potential champion. And we suggest other make a note of his name now, to follow his rise.
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