Earlier today Japanese fans at the Korakuen Hall got a real treat as former OPBF and JBC Lightweight champion Yoshitaka Kato (29-7-2, 9) [加藤 善孝] fought to an action packed draw with world ranked Australian Brandon Ogilvie (16-1-1, 8).
The bout was a great one on paper and proved to be just as good in the ring with both men letting their hands go at close rnage and both really showing a willingness to fight up close. The timing and counters of Kato were some of the more eye catching shots however Ogilvie wasn't to be out worked and really let his hands go with a highly aggressive style.
Ogilvie was badly damaged from a head clash in the middle rounds and later ended the fight with a damaged arm, though refused to back down and continued to the bell.
The bout was a great treat for fans and the scorecards showed the competitive nature with cards of 95-95, twice, and 96-95, to Kato.
On the under-card Seiya Fujikita (9-3, 2) [藤北 誠也] scored an unexpected stoppage against former Japanese Flyweight title challenger Yusuke Sakashita (14-7-2, 9) [阪下 優友], in what was a bloody contest with Sakashita being stopped due to a cut.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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