Earlier today saw the announcement that former world title challenger Hisashi Amagasa (33-6-2, 21) [天笠 尚] would be returning to the ring on September 29th in a bout for the WBO Asia Pacific Featherweight title, with the elongated Japanese warrior taking on the always fun to watch Filipino Richard Pumicpic (19-8-2, 6).
The bout has been announced as the main event of A-sign Bee vol 6 and will take place at the Korakuen Hall, wih the two men battling for the title which has been vacated be Japanese based Filipino Genesis Servania, who is preparing for a WBO world title fight against Oscar Valdez.
The lanky Amagasa is best known for his bout Cuban supremo Guillermo Rigondeaux, who he dropped twice before being stopped with grotesque swelling around his face. Since that loss he has gone 5-1 (2) including a very tough win over Kinshiro Usui and an up and down battle with Surasit Klinkason. Despite being best known for his loss to Rigondeaux he is a former Japanese and OPBF champion and will be looking to claim his third professional title here, and move closer to getting a second wold title fight.
Although less well known Pumicpic is a little action man who has who has been a thorn in the side of Japanese boxers in the past, fighting to a draw with Yohei Tobe in 2013 and giving Ryosuke Iwasa real hell the following year. He is however best known for his 2016 war with Cesar Juarez, in what was a bit of an under-the-radar classic. Naturally Pumicpic is a Bantamweight, so will be fighting well above his typical fighting weight, but he will be looking to make the most of his small stature against Amagasa, who will tower above him.
For fans interested in watching this one it will be featured on the A-sign service on a pay-per-access basis.
Earlier today fight fans at the Korakuen Hall had the chance to see former world title challenger Hisashi Amagasa (33-6-2, 21) [天笠 尚] taking on a horribly over-matched and under-sized Thai opponent.
Amagasa looked to make it an early night straight away and went on the front foot, dropping the Thai with a right hook very early on.
It was only due to Amagasa's sloppiness that Thai was able to recover some of his senses and see out the first round,. The Thai would be down twice in the opening minute of round 2 before surpringly dropping Amagasa, who rushed in and was caught but never looked hurt. Soon after being dropped himself Amagasa would knock the Thai down for the 4th knockdown of the round.
In round 3 Amagasa finally closed the show, dropping the Thai again, this time for the count with a body shot.
After the fight Amagasa stated the was wanting to face off with Japanese based Filipino Genesis Servania, the current WBO Asia Pacific Featherweight champion and that would be a much more interesting than this contest, which was little more than a public execution for the hapless visitor.
For fans interested in watching this bout, it will be featured on Asign boxing in the very near future.
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Tomorrow Japanese fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will get the chance to see former world title challenger Hisashi Amagasa (32-6-2, 20) [天笠 尚] return to the ring, to take on an unknown Thai foe at the upcomign A-Sign Bee Vol 4.
Today Amagasa, and his Thai opponent, both weighed in for their bout and both came in just under the Featherweight limit. Despite both weighing in at the same weight they seemed to look like they were fighting several weight classes apart, with Amagasa towering the visitor.
At the weigh in Amagasa said that he would be fighting aggressively tomorrow, and was looking for a stoppage win from the off, following a couple of decision wins. It's going to be fun to see him go out there swinging, but it's fair to say that that says a fair bit about his opponent, with Amagasa clearly having no respect for the visitor.
Coming in to the bout Amagasa is ranked #18 by the WBC at Featherweight and is thought to be wanting to move towards a second world title fight in the future. As for the Thai he has promised to have a good fight, and will likely be coming to try and secure a massive upset.
For fight fans hoping to see this bout, it will be shown on pay service A-sign for a small fee.
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Today fight fans at the Korakuen Hall had their first chance to attend an "A-sign Bee" card. One of the three notable bouts on that card saw former world title challenger Hisashi Amagasa (32-6-2, 20) [天笠 尚] battle with veteran Kinshiro Usui (27-5, 11) [臼井 欽士郎] in a bout that looked brilliant on paper, and proved to be ultra-competitive in the ring with neither man turning up to lose.
Earl in the bout Usui looked to get inside and negate the reach of Amagasa, who towered over his foe. Up close it was Usui who was having notable success but things changed in round 3 when Amagasa started to take the fight to Usui, but counters from the older man made life difficult for Amagasa who took until round 4 to really get into his flow.
Having get into his groove Amagasa also took round 5, taking a knockdown during the round, though that seemed to just spur on Usui who dug in his toes and took part in thrilling finish with 3 rounds of great back and forth action.
Sadly for the 37 year old Usui his hard work wasn't enough for the judges with two of them scoring the bout to Amagasa, withscores of 77-76 and 77-74, whilst the third judge had the bout level at 76-76, giving Amagasa the narrow Majority decision victory.
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Tomorrow fight fans in Japan will get the first of the Asign Bee cards. One of the bouts on that card will see former world title challenger Hisashi Amagasa (31-6-2, 20) [天笠 尚] battle with veteran Kinshiro Usui (27-4, 11) [臼井 欽士郎].
Today those two men took part in their weigh in, and although their was around 6" in height difference between the two men both men came in at the same weight, 125¼lbs.
The lanky Amagasa stated that making weight was a bit tricky, but it's certainly not pushing his body as he has in the past, having famously made Super Bantamweight to take on Guillermo Rigondeaux at the end of 2014.
The shorter, sturdier looking Usui, did retire back in 2011 for more than 3 years but has gone 6-0 (1) since returning to the ring and will likely know that a win tomorrow over Amagasa will push him towards a title fight later in the year.
The bout, for those interested, will be featured on the Asign boxing service along with the full card, which looks to be one of the best Japanese domestic cards in recent years.
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