Former Japanese Middleweight champion Tomohiro Ebisu (12-3, 12) once again impressed with his heady hands as he scored his 12th career stoppage and over-came Indonesia's Satria Antasena (6-7, 2) in just 3 rounds.
Ebisu, who lost the Japanese Middleweight title to Daisuke Nakagawa last year, was fighting for the first time in 6 months though made it look like he'd never been out of the ring. He dominated Antasena from the off and it was clear the Indonesian simply couldn't cope with the power, skills or strength of the Japanese fighter.
Although Antasena tried to fight back, then tried to survive he was still being battered and after being hurt repeatedly he took a 10 count in round 3.
After the fight Ebisu seemed to indicate that he was wanting to fight for the OPBF title. This would see him fighting against Akio Shibata, who of course beat Nakagawa earlier this year. It would certainly not be an easy encounter for Ebisu but his power could trouble Shibata if he can connect, saying that however Shibata is generally quite elusive and fast on his feet and could make Ebisu look rather foolish at times.
(Photo courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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