One of those big punchers was Middleweight hopeful Koki Tyson* (10-2-1, 10) [太尊 康輝], who easily over-came Thailand's Petchsuriya Singwancha (15-12, 8) [เพชรสุริยา สิงห์วังชา] to claim the WBC Youth Middleweight title.
The Osakan took control from the off, using his superiour reach to keep Petchsuriya at range before unleashing power shots, including a short left hand that seriously shook up the Thai. From then on it was all downhill for Petchsuriya who was left sprawled on the canvas following a huge uppercut from the local fighter.
In total Petchsuriya lasted just 170 seconds with Tyson, significantly less time than he lasted when the men first met back in late 2014, when Petchsuriya was stopped in 4 rounds.
Although the win was very straightforward for Tyson it did serve as a confidence builder following his stoppage loss last year in a Japanese and OPBF title challenge against Akio Shibata. Following this win he stated that he's aiming to fight again for the Japanese title, and will be returning to practice shortly, with his target clearly being the newly crowned unified Middleweight champion Hikaru Nishida.
Sadly for Petchsuriya this is his 10th stoppage loss, and we dare say that all future opponents will be trying to lay him out in spectacular fashion. His lack of durability really is a problem and he'll just have to hope not to face too many fighters who punch like Tyson.
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