Earlier today at the Korakuen Hall Japanese fight fans had the chance to see two talented young fighters make their debut, following notable amateur careers.
The first of those was Kenshi Noda (1-0, 1) [野田賢史], who made light work of Thai visitor Somphon Banyaem (3-4, 3). The 24 year old Noda, who will be campaigning at Light Flyweight, needd just 75 seconds to take out the Thai. The visitor was in trouble after just 30 seconds and was finished not too long after that as Noda made an instant statement.
As an amateur Noda had gone 45-16, but had had his career as a fighter put at risk due toi an issue in university with a ligament issue, which has thankfully cured. Noda was on the Japanese amateur scene at the same time as Kosei Tanaka and Takuma Inoue, and is expected to make a serious mark on the sport in the coming years.
Straight after Noda's win fans had the chance to see the even more highly touted Hiroto Yashiro (1-0, 1) [矢代博斗] score a 2nd round win over Adundet Khonwong (3-7, 2), also a visitor from Thailand. As an amateur Yashiro went 75-19 and he quickly showed his ability here, before taking apart the Thai in the second round with clean, accurate shots. He closed the show with a straight left to the body, and by that point he had already shown so much to impress and excite fights.
After the fight he spoke about wanting to win a Youth title in the near future, and we wouldn't be surprised to see Yashiro in the JBC Youth Bantamweight title picture in 2020.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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