The Japanese fighter really showed his skills and domnated from the off, showing his speed and ability to toy with his Thai foe. To his credit the visitor showed his toughness, but was unable to cope with the body attack of Hara. Part way through round 2 the referee was forced to step in and save the Thai.
Following the win Hara made it clear that he was looking to secure his second world title fight, andit should be noted that he is highly ranked by all 4 world title bodies. As mentioned he is ranked #1 by the WBO at Light Flyweight and is ranked#3 by the WBC, #4 by the IBF and #9 by the WBA, all at Minimumweight. It's unclear what particularl champion he is eyeing up, but it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see him get a shot at the end of 2017.
Also on the card, defeating a Thai foe, was Tsuyoshi Tameda (15-3-2, 13) [溜田 剛士], who made his Ohashi gym debut and took out his foe in round 2. The former Yonekura gym fighter really was facing a foe who came to win, but was broken down by Tameda's power, and was unable to cope with the thunder of the Japanese youngster.
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