Coming in to the bout Yoshino was ranked #6 by the OPBF and Onjo #12 by the JBC but the reality was the two men were on totally different levels to each other. Onjo looked to be aggressive from the off but the skills of Yoshino saw him fighting carefully as the counter puncher and landing some vicious counter shots.
In the second round Onjo was dropped, suffering his first knockdown of the fight and was almost stopped before the round was over. Knowing his man was still hurt at the start of round 3 Yoshino started fast and dropped Onjo for the second time, before forcing the referee to save Onjo.
For Yoshino the win moves him towards a title fight, possibly in early 2017 and sees him showing his power and physicality. Sadly for Onjo the lose, his 3rd stoppages loss in 5 bouts and likely ends his career as a hopeful, a real shame given his early match making saw him claim wins against Ryuji Ikeda and Kazuya Soma.
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