Portes hasn't gone to Japan to lose and looked shart early on with a solid jab, and he showed his boxing nouse as he circled the ring, picking and pecking at Kaji who came forward looking for holes and hoping for Portes to hold his feet. As the first round went on Portes began to build his confidence and look for some nasty looking right hands.
Sadly for Portes the more confident he became the more opening Kaji was able to see, as he went hunting with his left hook in the latter part of the opening round.
In round 2 Kaji moved up a gear and applied more intensity to his pressure, neutralise the jab of Portes and letting his shots flow more willingly. That pressure of Kaji's saw him corner Portes part way through the round and land a sharp combination punctuated by a devastating body shot that send Portes down in agony. Portes remained down for the full count, and looked in pain throughout the 10-count, whilst Kaji looked like he had hardly broken a sweat.
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