One of thoise was former world title challenger Warlito Parrenas (25-7-1, 22), who made his first outing since December 2015 when he was stopped by Naoya Inoue. The Filipino easily over-came a badly over-matched Thai foe and really did what was expected in picking up an opening round victory. The big punching Parrenas is currently a member of staff at the Morioka gym and it looks like he's been bit by the bug again, and will likely be back in the ring in early 2018.
Another fighter claiming a straight forward win over a Thai foe was Tatsuya Ikemizu (17-2, 7) [池水達也], who recorded his 4th straigth win with an 80-73 decision over a limited visitor.
The main bout was much more competitive than the above two, and saw former OPBF title challenger Yuki Strong Kobayashi (12-7, 6) [小林佑樹] battle against the light punching Noboru Osato (8-6-4, 1) [大里登]. The two fought toe-to-toe for the most part, with Kobayashi really not managing to take over the bout until the final stages, clearly taking round 7 and and digging in to win an action packed 8th. In the end there was little between them, with Kobayashi taking the decision 77-76, 78-76 and 78-75.
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