That man was veteran professional Go Onaga (26-2-2, 18) who continued his career with a decision win over Filipino fighter Jonas Sultan (9-3, 5), in a Super Flyweight bout that was more competitive than the scorecards suggested,
The talented Onaga made a slow start with Sultan's jab being one of the key punches of the early stages. It was however the experience of Onaga which eventually saw him finding his way into the bout and in the second half of the fight things were mostly in favour of the local fighter, who did still need to take some solid shots as he saw the brave Sultan refuse to just to lose.
Sadly whilst the bout was competitive, the cards were a joke, reading 99-92, 98-93 and 94-97, with only the final card really coming close to reflecting the competitive nature of the bout.
Although Onaga struggled, something that we had actually expected, the plan is to make 2016 his year and he's hoping to fight for either the OPBF of JBC title in his next bout. For Sultan however he can take a lot of credit from his performance, even if the judges failed to recognise his successes.
(image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)