Earlier today Japanese fans at the Sumiyoshi Ward Center saw several big punching local fighters in action.
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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Tomorrow fans at the Sumiyoshi Center will get the chance to see a WBC Middleweight Youth title bout as Japan's big punching Koki Tyson* (9-2-1, 9) [太尊 康輝] battles Thai visitor Petchsuriya Singwancha (15-11, 8) [เพชรสุริยา สิงห์วังชา], in what will be the second bout between the two men.
The two men weighed in today for the bout with both making the Middleweight limit with relative ease.
Tyson, who won the first bout between the two men via 4th round KO, came in at 159.4lbs for the bout, well under the limit. It's clear that he has put in a determined in training camp following his stoppage loss to Akio Shibata last year and he looked in great shape at the weigh in, as he always does.
As for Petchsuriya he was surprisingly bang on the limit, though did appear to be slightly fleshy. Like Tyson it's clear he has put in his training and he appeared very confident of taking the belt back to Thailand. Despite his confident he is the clear under-dog coming into the bout.
*Koki Tyson has previously gone by the names Koki Tyson Maebara, and Muhammed Tyson Koki
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Earlier today our Thai friends informed us that it was going to be a Thai fighter battling against Japanese youngster Koki Tyson* (9-2-1, 9) [太尊 康輝] for the WBC Youth Middleweight title on April 17th.
The Thai's have informed us that the fighter facing "Tyson" will be Petchsuriya Singwancha (15-11, 8) [เพชรสุริยา สิงห์วังชา], a man that Tyson brutally stopped in 4 rounds back in November 2014.
For the Japanese 23 year old this bout is his first since being stopped, in 7 rounds, last year by the then OPBF and JBC Middleweight champion Akio Shibata. That loss was a really poor one from "Tyson" who had struggled to even take a round from the then champion, who used his movement and jab to almost control the youngster.
As for Petchsuriya this bout comes in the wake of his loss to Kerry Hope in Hong Kong last August. That bout was originally scored in favour of the Thai but the WBC, who for once did the rigth thing, reviewed the footage of the bout and over-ruled the official decision giving Petchsuriya a 12 round decision loss to the Australian based Welshman.
The bout will be the main event of a card that does look like a genuinely good one for Japanese fans at the Sumiyoshi Ward Center.
In the best of the supporting bouts Japanese based Filipino Mark John Yap (23-12, 10) will face former multi-time world title challenger Hiroyuki Hisataka (24-14-1, 10) [久高 寛之] in an exciting looking rematch, whilst support bouts will feature Masao Nakamura (21-3, 20) [仲村 正男] and the very promising Masahiro Sakamoto (6-0, 4) [坂本 真宏].
*Koki Tyson has previously gone by the names Koki Tyson Maebara, and Muhamad Tyson Koki
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