The fight started at a brilliant pace with the two men trading blows almost from the off. Oho pressed the action, as if showing no fear of Tomioka's vaunted power, and put the hard hitting man on the back foot. The game plan seemed to be a great success for Oho who seemed to take Tomioka by surprise.
In the middle of the opening round Tomioka had his moments, but they were few and far between.
The second round again saw Oho press Tomioka and make him uncomfortable. Tomioka then began to show weakness, almost running away from the marauding Oho who seemed to smell blood. Tomioka began to hold his ground but was visibly wilting. A left hook followed by a right hand shook Tomioka hard. He then held his feet and took further punishment as Oho went for the kill. To his credit Tomioka stood his ground and fired back, but Oho wasn't to be denied and dropped Oho with a body shot late in the round. Tomioka tried to beat the count but was stopped as corner threw in the towel.
With the TKO scored Oho won his first title, and couldn't hide how much the victory had meant to him. For Tomioka the loss will be a hard one, but given his youth he will almost certainly be back in the near future.
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