The winner of the "MVP" of the "Champions Carnival" was awarded to Flyweight champion Suguru Muranaka who successfully defended his belt with a 10th round TKO victory over Masayuki Kuroda. Muranaka, now ranked by all 4 of the world organisations, recorded his 9th straight victory with the win over Kuroda and now seems likely to move towards a world title fight later this year or early next year.
Runner up for the MVP award was Akio Shibata who received 30% of total votes though Muranaka was the clear winner with the other 70% of the votes!
The other awards went to Yohei Tobe, for his excellent victory over Taiki Eto in a Japanese Super Flyweight title, Rikki Naito, for his sensational victory over Hiroyasu Matsuzaki to claim the Super Featherweight title and Takayuki Hosokawa, who claimed the Japanese Light Middleweight title with a fantastic upset victory over Tadashi Yuba.
Sadly for Shibata, who was actually a runner up for most of the awards, he was left empty handed despite scoring a career defining victory over Daisuke Nakagawa.
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