Earlier today in Osaka fans were able to see unbeaten Juiki Tatsuyoshi (11-0, 8) [辰吉寿以輝], the son of the iconic Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, score his latest win.
The talented Tatsuyoshi made light work as he took out the over-matched Daichi Matsuura (6-4-2, 2) [松浦 大地] in just 127 seconds.
Matsuura was dropped from a body shot early in the round, and although he got up and continued he didn't last long as Tatsuyoshi pressed, hurting him and forcing the towel to come in from his team.
With this win Tatsuyoshi advances his record and continues his climb towards a title fight. As for Matsuura it was clear he had nothing to test the unbeaten man with. We're really hoping that in 2019 Tatsuyoshi will have a real test, as it's now time to see what he does actually have in the locker, and we're genuinely thinking there is more to him than just a famous surname.
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Tomorrow fight fans in Osaka will get the chance to see Juiki Tatsuyoshi (10-0, 7) [辰吉寿以輝], the boxing son of the legendary Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, battle against Daichi Matsuura (6-3-2, 2) [松浦 大地].
Today the two men took part in their weigh in .
On the scales, Tatsuyoshi, the shorter man, came in well under the contracted limit at 123.25lbs. Matsuura on the other hand was much heavier, weighing in at 124.5lbs.
Sadly it does seem like this bout won't be televised live, which is surprising given that most of Tatsuyoshi's bouts have been aired on either G+ or YTV. Despite no live coverage we are expecting it be aired in the coming days.
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Earlier today Juiki Tatsuyoshi (10-0, 7) [辰吉寿以輝], the boxing son of the legendary Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, attended a press conference to announce his next bout.
The unbeaten second generation fighter will be headlining "Dramatic Boxing 79", on April 5th at the EDION Arena Osaka. His opponent for the bout will be Daichi Matsuura (6-3-2, 2) [松浦 大地] in what looks like another small step forward for Tatsuyoshi, who appears to be taking forward step after forward step.
As well as Tatsuyoshi's bout there was always a couple of other things announced for the show. One of those, what appears to be the chief support bout, will be an excellent match up between Kyosuke Tsutsumimoto (9-1, 8) [堤本京介] and Japanese based Korean Tae Il Atusmi (15-2, 7) [テイル渥美], in what looks like a sure fire fight of the show. We've also been informed that Hibiki Jogo (8-2, 4) [城後響] will be on the show.
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In the main event of a live G+ televised card from Osaka today fight fans saw second generation fighter Juiki Tatsuyoshi (10-0, 7) [辰吉寿以輝] facing off with Yuki Hirashima (9-3-1, 3) [平島祐樹] in what looked like a very interesting test for the son of the legendary Joichiro Tatsuyoshi.
Despite looking competitive on paper, especially given that Hirashima had never been stopped, the bout was actually very one sided with Tatsuyoshi's power really being a major difference. In the opening round the unbeaten man twice dropped Hirashima, with the second knockdown being one where Hirashima landed face first. To his credit Hirashima got up from both, but was really hurt as we ended the first round.
Having felt the power of his opponent Hirashima was in a negative mind set in round 2, as he backed off constantly, looking to avoid tasting Tatsuyoshi's right hand again. It was a survival tactic, but was something he needed given the awful opening round.
In round 3 it seemed Tatsuyoshi stepped up his work rate just a touch, and forced Hirashima to fight back, something that both men knew would only end one way. A right hand part way through the round shook up Hirashima, who gritted it out, but took more later in the round, forcing the referee to jump in and stop the contest.
It's clear Tatsuyoshi needs a step up, but he's going to be very hard to match. He needs to take on durable opponents, but ones who aren't going to really be able to upset him, as his name brings a lot of attention and he manages to actually get G+ to cover a small card from Osaka, a really impressive feat by it's self. They need to both protect him and develop him, a tough ask at this point given the pressure on his shoulders and the growing attention his career is getting.
For Hirashima this could well be the end, he's 35 and this loss will quite probably send him into retirement.
Tomorrow fight fans in Japan will be able to see Juiki Tatsuyoshi (9-0, 6) [辰吉寿以輝] battle against fellow Japanese fighter Yuki Hirashima (9-2-1, 3) [平島祐樹]. The bout, which takes place in Osaka, will be shown live on G+ across the country.
Today the two fighters took part in their weigh in for the bout, and both men made weight for the contest, which was set at Super Bantamweight.
Tatsuyoshi was the lighter man, weighing in at 120.8lbs for the bout and looking great.
The 35 year old Hirashima, who is getting his biggest profile bout to date, was 121.7lbs on the scales. He looked in great shape and seemed like he was well prepared for this bout with Tatsuyoshi.
This bout, as mentioned, will be shown live on G+ with the broadcast beginning at 2PM local time and ending at 5PM.
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