The Ohashi gym warrior was stepping up in weight, as he began his pursuit for a Super Flyweight title, and faced off with limited Indonesian foe Frans Damur Palue (15-19-2, 10), who looked totally out of his depth from the opening moments The opening round saw a cautious looking Yaegashi using his feet well to keep the distance in the first round, before picking up the pace in round 2 and dropping the visitor with a series of body shots. Palue, to his credit, got up from the first knockdown but it was the start of the end and he would only last a few more moments as Yaegahsi chased the stoppage, and got it at 2 minutes 24 into the second round.
Following the win Yaegashi spoke positively of his performance and spoke about devoting himself to becoming a fully fledged Super Flyweight.
Other men to pick up wins on this undercard included Koki Inoue (11-0, 10) [浩樹井上], who stopped a Thai visitor at 1 minute 4 seconds into round 2, and Kazuki Nakajima (4-0, 3) [中嶋一輝], who needed just 84 seconds to take out his Thai opponent.
For fans interested in these bouts we are expecting some footage to be shown this coming weekend on a tape delay basis on Fuji TV.
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