One of those was at Light Flyweight where veteran Tetsuya Hisada (27-9-2, 17) [久田 哲也] scored a career best win as he stopped Hayato Yamaguchi (14-7-1, 2) [山口 隼人] in 7 rounds, to secure himself a shot at the Japanese title next year.
The two men were involved in a bloody battle that swung one way, the the other with both taking heavy and damaging shots. Just sadly for Yamaguchi his face really told form those shots with several cuts opening up around his face and his team being forced to throw in the towel in the 7th round, saving their man from more punishment.
Although Yamaguchi had been competitive for the most part it did seem like Hisada was becoming too much, and landing too many powerful blows for Yamaguchi who was wilting as well as bleeding before the towel came in.
In theory the win puts Hisada in line for a shot at Ken Shiro, the current Japanese, OPBF and WBC Youth Light Flyweight champion, but it is possible that Ken Shiro will vacate to chase a world title rather than spend more time facing domestic foes. If that happens Hisada will fight for the vacant title in 2017.
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