Earlier today, Sunday, fight fans in Osaka saw the heavy handed Koki Tyson (13-3-2, 11) [太尊 康輝] suffer a surprise defeat to Yasuyuki Akiyama (12-7-1, 9) [秋山 泰幸], with Akiyama ripping the OPBF Middleweight title from Tyson and claiming the WBO Asia Pacific title with a 5th round TKO.
The bout bout did have major controversy midway through, with Akiyama landing a late shot on Tyson, who was visibly wobbled by it, at the end of round 2. The foul from Akiyama brougfht about a 1-point deduction, though no further punishment was given to Akiayama and no significant extra recovery time was given to Tyson.
That controversy has seen some reports suggest that the WBO Asia Pacific official at the bout was unhappy at the fact Tyson was not given extra time to recover, and that no doctor had been sent to see if Tyson was fit to continue. It seemed that after the blows he was never really able to get back into the fight, and always seemed to be suffering from damage caused by the shots.
The JBC have stated that it was down to the referee to decide whether or not to extend the time between rounds and have a doctor look at the fighter, whilst the WBO seem to suggest that due to the failure to have a doctor look over the fighter they may regard the bout as a no contest.
One source has stated a decision will be made later today after the footage from the bout gets reviewed.
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