Today sugita took part in his first professional bout, and looked a class act as he out pointed the always dangerous Jun Blazo (7-7-3, 6).
Sugita, a police officer away from the ring, looked solid from the opening round and showed no fear of Blazo and his big punching reputation. Instead it was Sugita who looked the stronger fighter and even pushed Blazo down, as if to send a sign to the Filipino's desire and confidence never waned as he looked to land his powerful left hook, but Sugita's smart movement and counter shots proved to be too good for the visitor.
Although Blazo did have some moments they were few and far between, with Sugita securing a 6 round shut out. The win was a very impressive debut for the Japanese fighter who seemed to hint that he was now interested in furthering his dream as a professional boxer, and even go on to win some form of title down the line.
For Blazo the loss sees him fall to 0-5 in Japan, though those losses have come to very good fighters, in the form of Koki Eto, Daisuke Watanabe, Hayate Kaji, Ryuto Owan and, now, Sugita. His performances in all 5 losses hav been very credible and we'd expect to see him back in the country down the line to test other local prospects.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)