Although we haven't the name of the Thai at present we've been told that Ken Shiro was nothing short of breath taking from the opening bell. According to the reports we've had it took just an instant for the Japanese fighter to find his range and rhythm with his jab and it didn't take much longer for him to start landing right hands behind it, including a vicious shot to the body at the end of the opening round.
As soon as the rights started landed it seemed only a matter of time before Ken Shiro would see off his Thai foe, that time was running quickly and Ken Shiro started round 2 as if he had intentions of seeing off his opponent quickly. A straight right upstairs followed by some vicious hooks forced the Thai to back up and soon afterwards he was down.
Although he was trying to rise the Thai was stopped by the referee who seemed to realise the mismatch at hand and that the Thai was merely there as a human punch bag.
After the fight it was hinted that Ken Shiro would step up significantly next time out to fight a top 10 ranked OPBF contender with the intention to fight for an OPBF or Japanese Light Flyweight title in 2015. Whilst it may seem very aggressive match making it also seems to be a realistic aim given Ken Shiro's amateur credentials and clear talent. It also seems that his father, former fighter Hisashi Teraji, has real belief in his son with comments suggesting Ken Shiro has the stamina and ability to go 12 rounds already.
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