Earlier today fight fans at the Korakuen Hall has a chance to see a show promoted by Hideki Todaka. The card wasn't a high profile one, but did feature a number of Japanese ranked fighters, several of which were in pretty interesting match ups.
One of those notable names was JBC ranked Welterweight Cobra Suwa (20-13-2, 12) [コブラ諏訪], who bounced back from his November 2017 loss to Nobuyuki Shindo by blasting out an over-matched Thai foe in just 53 seconds.
One of the more interesting match ups pitted Japanese ranked Super Featherweights against each other, with Kazuma Sanpei (15-4, 6) [三瓶数馬] coming out on top against Kei Iwahara (8-5, 4) [岩原慶]. The bout was a really well matched one on paper, with both fighters just outside the JBC top 10, but in the end Sanpei's experience proved too much for Iwahara, with his team tossing in the towel mid way through round 6.
Another bout between Japanese ranked fighters was the main event, which pitted two JBC top 15 Featherweights against each other. This bout saw Dai Iwai (22-5-1, 7) [岩井大] out point Yosuke Kawano (12-7-2, 6) [河野洋佑] over 8 rounds to take a huge step towards getting a Japanese title fight, potentially against JBC Featherweight champion Taiki Minamoto. This was a really competitive bout, though Iwai's experience helped him to the decision with scores of 78-74 and 77-75, twice.
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