The heavy handed champion showed his aggressive side early on, and after a few cautious moments he stepped on the pace and forced Kinoshita on the back foot. The power and physicality of Teshigawara seemed to be a huge difference between the two, and even when the champion was tagged he seemed to shrug it off with no issue.
In round 3 Teshogawara landed a hard left hand on the challenger, which seemed to buzz Kinoshita, who was dropped later in the same round from a series of heavy shots. To his credit Kinoshita returned to his feet, but could never really avoid the pressure of the champion, and from then on it seemed like a matter of time.
That time ran out in round 5, when Teshigawara dropped Kinoshita for a second time. Once again the challenger returned to his feet, but the bout was stopped with the referee showing some common sense and saving the beaten, and battered, challenger.
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