The unbeaten 27 year old was headlining a Dynamic Young Fight card and faced off with Thai visitor Phongsathon Sompol (8-4, 5). The Thai, who was making his Japanese debut, looked to come forward early on. This created opportunities for Beppu who boxed well beforre landing a brutal body shot that dropped the Thai for the 10 count.
Following the bout it was revealed that Beppu will now return to the ring on October 21st to fight in a Japanese title eliminator bout. His opponent for that bout is expected to be Yuki Nagano (14-2, 11) [永野祐樹], who is riding a 12 fight winning run coming into the bout. The winner of this will then become the mandatory challenger for the Japanese champion at the start of 2019, as part of the Champion Carnival.
Also on this card was a split decision win for Desierto Nagaike (11-3-2, 2) [長池拓], who narrowly over-came Masayuki Ichikawa (7-6-1, 2) [市川雅之]. This was a rematch of a bout from November 2015, which was also won by Nagaike, and was a really well fought and competitive match, just liek their first one.
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