The talented champion got off to a great start as he landed a powerful right hand that dropped Tojo, who had looked aggressive in the very early going. The knockdown showed that Sueyoshi had the power to hurt the challenger. The challenger would have a solid second round but it wasn't long until the champion round he found his rhythm. With Sueoyshi lookign his relaxed self in the ring he tightened his grip on the bout whilst landing some very sharp shots to the body of the challenger. Those shots helped him establish a lead of 50-44 and 49-45, twice, when the cards were announced after 5 rounds.
Having fallen well behidn Tojo tried to turn the bout around, and he did have some success in round 6, but was struggling to cope with the speed and sharpness of the champion. Sueyoshi looked in total control, and even managed to cruise through the 10th and final round, the only one he lost on all 3 cards, too record a decision win with scores of 98-91 from all 3 judges.
After the bout he spoke positively and seemed to suggest moving towards a world title fight. Tojo on the other hand stated that he wasn't going to make a decision on his future yet, but at 37 retirement does seem to be looming.
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