The fight started competitive early on, with Fujinaka certainly holding his own through the first two rounds. Those rounds saw the judges being totally split, one judge having it 20-18 to Obara, one judge having it 20-18 to Fujinaka and the third judge having it level at 19-19. It was a case of "what do you like?" with Fujinaka using his jab well, but Obara's shots showing a lot more sting on them.
In round 3 we finally saw all of the judges agree, with Obara taking the round and after 4 rounds, when the cards were announced, they were interesting with one judging having the bout a shut out to Obara, and the other two having it a draw at 38-38.
Sadly for Fujinaka it seemeded like Obara was just picking up the pace in round 4 as he let his hands go more and really threw all sorts of leather at Fujinaka who was beginning to look out classed. The shots of Obara's continued to pick up in round 5 as he hurt Fujinaka for the first time, it wasn't long afterwards that he dropped his man with a right hand. Fujinaka's fighting heart showed as he got back up to his feet, but was sent down again and the towel quickly came in.
After the win it's been reported that Obara is interested in facing WBO Welterweight champion Jeff Horn, though Obara is one of many looking to face the Australian.
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