OPBF Welterweight champion Yoshihiro Kamegai (23-1-1, 21) made the first defence of his title earlier today as he again showed off his vicious and destructive power and scored an expected stoppage over Korean champion Jung-Hoon Yang (8-6, 2).
The fight really saw Kamegai's power paying off and it seemed clear that the Korean, whilst brave, was massively out classed and out powered. The power told in a body shot that sent Yang down in round 4 and caused the Korean's corner to throw in the towel knowing that their man was in to a hiding to nothing.
The often exciting Kamegai won the title last December when he stopped Tim Hunt of Australia in 5 rounds.
Although not really a world level fighter the exciting power of Kamegai is attractive to fans around the world. He famously made US fans swoon with his US debut against Hector Munoz on the undercard of Toshiaki Nishioka's bout with Rafael Marquez. Unfortunately though follow up fights in the US were less impressive with a draw to Jorge Silva and a loss to Johan Perez.
We'd love to see Kamegai back in the US though he would be needing a better style match up than Perez who was simply a nightmare for the slow footed Kamegai. A fight with someone like Mike Alvarado, Brandon Rios, Diego Gabriel Chaves or Kermit Cintron would certainly have US fans on the edge of their seats.
If Kamegai can't get a big fight in the US we'd love a big all-Asian fight with unbeaten Thai Teerachai Kratingdaenggym in what would be a great contest.
(Photo courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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