The Japanese fighter had stated that he was looking to stop the Indonesian in the middle rounds and lived up to his comments as a brutal body shot laid waste to the visiting veteran, who had looked second best through out the contest.
Tatsuyoshi started the bout behind his jab, whilst Manakane looked to land big right hands. The second round saw Tatsuyoshi forcing his man where he wanted, backing him into the corner and finding a home for the left hand to the body. Manakane looked to fire back, but he was fighting like an old man, a fighter who had seen his best years come and go and wasn't able to have the snap or reactions that he used to have.
With Tatsuyoshi in charge heading into round 5 he looked like he was going to begin really breaking Manakane down, but a left hook towards the end of the round totally shattered Manakane's fighting spirit, sending him down for the 10 count.
Although not a flawless performance this certainly seemed like the outing that Tatsuyoshi needed to make a statement, and say that his relationship with trainer Takuya Muguruma [六車卓也] is going to be a good one.
Fans at the venue in Osaka also saw wins for former Japanese Featherweight champion Kosuke Saka (18-4, 15) [坂晃典], former amateur stand out Ginjiro Tsutsumimoto (2-0, 2) [堤本 銀次郎] and the heavy handed Kyosuke Tsutsumimoto (8-1, 7) [堤本京介], who all took stoppage wins of their own over Indonesian foes.
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