Exciting Filipino boxer-puncher Jay-ar Inson (18-1, 12) put his name on the map in 2016 when he bullied Ryota Yada en route to a 7th round TKO to win the WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight title. Since then he has continued to build his reputation and today he successfully defended the GAB Welterweight title by stopping former OPBF Super Featherweight king Allan Tanada (15-8-3, 7).
The bout started with Inson using his size and reach advantage well, landing his jab and making the most of his powerful straight left hand. Tanada had moments, but really struggled with the dimensions of the champion, who simply looked too big. Due to the reach advantages of Inson it looked like Tanada had to take risks, and in round 2 he began over-reaching and trying to force things things to happen. That had some success, but more often than not he was left hitting air and being backed up. One of the few times Tanada landed, with a big right hand, it just seemed to tick off Inson who found a new level of intensity to his work.
To begin round 3 we had a bit of a firefight, with both throwing big shots. Neither landed too much clean to begin with but Inson would again take over the round and land some clean body shots and a vicious combination with Tanada on the ropes. By now it was becoming clear that Tanada was out of his depth, but game and he managed to land some solid right hands as Inson tried to crank up the aggression. In round 4 Inson almost paid for his aggression as he got caught by a big counter as he followed when he thought Tanada was hurt. The shot from Tanada that seemed to buzz Inson was little more than a shot of desperation whilst he was on the ropes. Soon after freeing himself from the ropes Tanada would be caught by a looping, wild, left hand from Inson and a follow up would send him down.
Tanada's team knew he stood little chance and quickly got in to save their man, who looked like he would have continue given the chance but would have done so for little more than extra punishment, with his team sensibly saving him for another day.
For Inson this is a 5th straight win, and follows good victories over Yancheng Jin, Romeo Jakosalem and Tessy Tzouramanis. As for Tanada this is his third stoppage loss and his 6th defeat in 8 bouts. At the age of 26 Tanada is already a man who has seen better days, and we wonder how much he has left in his career.
Last year we saw Filipino puncher Jayar Inson (13-0, 9) impress as he stopped Japan's Ryota Yada and claimed the WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight, putting himself on the boxing map in the process. The bout wasn't the most well officiated bout, with the referee trying to give Yada verious breaks, but Yada took it out of the officials hands with a 7th round TKO in a bout that was featured on the excellent Boxingraise.
It now seems like Inson will again be on the road and fighting in hostile territory with reports suggesting the "Hitman" will be back in the ring on May 23rd to take on fellow puncher Thulani Mbenge (9-0, 9), who has stopped his 9 victims in a combined 15 rounds.
The bout does have one issue to over-come before being a done deal, it will depend on Mbenge getting past his April 23rd foe Shaun Ness (10-1-2, 5) in a bout for the South African Welterweight title. If Mbenge gets through that, as his team are expecting, he will be added to the the Gauteng card headlined by a contest between Melvin Jerusalem (11-1, 7) and Simphiwe Khonco (17-5, 7), who will trade blows for the IBO Minimumweight title.
For those who haven't seen Inson's big win over Yada that is featured below from Fan Cam footage of the contest.
Earlier today Japanese fans in Osaka saw a WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight title bout as local hopeful Ryota Yada (12-4, 10) [矢田 良太] took on Filipino puncher Jayar Inson (13-0, 9), with Inson fighting as a Welterweight for the first time during his career.
Although Inson was going up in weight, having made his name at Lightweight, it was he who came out on top and looked like the puncher through out the bout, en route to scoring a 7th round TKO over the Japanese fighter.
From the early stages it looked like Inson was the more rounded fighter, as well as the man with the heavier hands. That was clear in round 3, when Yada suffered his first knockdown of the fight. Yada managed to recover, and fight back, but never looked comfortable with Inson's power hurting him repeatedly. That hurt was seen again in round when Yada was cut over the right eye from a punch and again in round 7 when he was dropped again.
Although Yada was allowed to continue after being dropped for the first time in rouns 7 the bout didn't last much longer with the Japanese fighter being dropped for a third time, and ultimately being stopped.
For Yada the loss was a massive set back but for Inson the win has really put him on the map and will likely result in a fringe world ranking with the WBO, a genuine reward for an upset win.
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Tomorrow fight fans in Osaka will get the chance to see a WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight title fight as heavy handed Japanese fighter Ryota Yada (12-3, 10) [矢田 良太] battles Filipino puncher Jayar Inson (12-0, 8) in what looks like a mouth watering match up on paper.
Today the two men took part in their weigh in for the contest and both made the 147lb limit for the bout.
On the scales Yada was the heavier man, coming in just over 146¼lbs for the bout. At the weigh in he looked like the more natural Welterweight and had a filled out look about him, almost as if he was a fully fledged fighter at, or around, the limit, but one who didn't didn't need to drain down massively.
Inson came in well under the limit, weighing around 143lbs for the fight, well under the limit. Despite being well under the limit this was actually the heaviest Inson has been at a weigh in and he has been forging a career at Lightweight so far, with his heaviest previous weight being 138lbs back on his debut.
This bout, and the entire show, will be featured on boxingraise as a delayed show.
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Earlier today it was announced that on December 4th, at "Crash Boxing Vol. 10", fans will be able to see Ryota Yada (12-3, 10) [矢田 良太] battle against Filipino puncher Jayar Inson (12-0, 8) in a bout for the WBO Asia Pacific Weltweight title.
The bout, which will be the main event of the card, is a really intriguing match up between punchers as Yada recording 8 stoppages in his last 9 bouts and Inson obviously being a heavy handed and unbeaten fighter. Whilst the competition for both has been limited the bout it's self is still an atractive match up and exciting main event, which is likely to see some explosive shots thrown by both men.
On the under-card we will see a string of notable names, Including the Japanese ranked Takayuki Okumoto (17-7-2, 7) [奥本 貴之], OPBF ranked Kazuki Tanaka (5-0, 4) [田中 一樹], school girl boxer Fuka Komura (1-0) [小村 楓香] and an intriguing match up between Takahiro Murai (14-6-2, 5) [村井 貴裕] and Takeru Kamikubo [11-2, 8] [上久保タケル].
The card, promoted by Green Tsuda, sees the WBO Asia Pacific titles continue to grow momentum in Japan and hopefully the fighters winning them will continue to be well matched, like in this bout, as they could be a great addittion to the Japanese boxing scene, as long as match making is consistently good and we don't see regular mismatches for the titles.
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