Earlier today Japanese fans in Osaka saw a WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight title bout as local hopeful Ryota Yada (12-4, 10) [矢田 良太] took on Filipino puncher Jayar Inson (13-0, 9), with Inson fighting as a Welterweight for the first time during his career.
Although Inson was going up in weight, having made his name at Lightweight, it was he who came out on top and looked like the puncher through out the bout, en route to scoring a 7th round TKO over the Japanese fighter.
From the early stages it looked like Inson was the more rounded fighter, as well as the man with the heavier hands. That was clear in round 3, when Yada suffered his first knockdown of the fight. Yada managed to recover, and fight back, but never looked comfortable with Inson's power hurting him repeatedly. That hurt was seen again in round when Yada was cut over the right eye from a punch and again in round 7 when he was dropped again.
Although Yada was allowed to continue after being dropped for the first time in rouns 7 the bout didn't last much longer with the Japanese fighter being dropped for a third time, and ultimately being stopped.
For Yada the loss was a massive set back but for Inson the win has really put him on the map and will likely result in a fringe world ranking with the WBO, a genuine reward for an upset win.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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