Earlier today at the EDION Arena Osaka fight fans saw Japanese based Korean Tae Il Atusmi (15-2, 7) [テイル渥美] score an 8 round decision win over Jerry Castroverde (10-5, 5), who is currently promoted by Nobuhiro Ishida.
The bout was Atsumi's first since blowing away Katsuhiko Kanno back in April whilst Castroverde, the naturally bigger man, was fighting for the first time since March 2017. Given that both men had been inactive there was some ring rust on both fighters.
Despite that ring rust Castroverde showed a good sharp jab early on whilst Atsumi looked the stronger man and managed to do well to avoid the right hands of the Filipino, and chip away. At the end of round 5 Atsumi's power left Castroverde in agony but the bell saved him from a follow up. Atsumi began round 6 quickly and looked to finish what he'd started but Castroverde showed his toughness to see out the storm.
The Filipino caught the Korean rushing in in round 7, and it seemed like Atsumi took the warning and backed off a bit in the final round, as realised Castroverde wasn't going to be stopped. At the end of the 8 rounds Atsumi took the decision with scores of 80-73, 80-74 and 78-75.realised Castroverde wasn't going to be stopped. At the end of the 8 rounds Atsumi took the decision with scores of 80-73, 80-74 and 78-75.
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