Earlier today fight fans in Kobe saw former 2-time world title challenger Teiru Kinoshita (26-2-1, 9) [位帝里 木下] in action.
The former Super Flyweight title contender was fighting for the first time since his one-sided loss to the talented Jerwin Ancajas, with Kinoshita challenging Ancajas for the IBF Super Flyweight title, and life was easy for him.
The Kobe man was taking on a Thai foe and it really looked liek the visitor was out of his depth from the early going. Kinoshita quickly found a home for his southpaw jab to the body. The Thai had no answer, and didn't look like he really know how to fight a southpaw. At the end of the round the Thai was down for the first time.
The would be dropped again in round 2, before finally being stopped mid way through round 3.
Also on this card was world ranked Minimumweight Ryoki Hirai (10-4-1, 4) [平井亮輝], who took a decision win over a Thai visitor. This was a harder bout for Hirai than expected, but the local took a wide decision with scores of 80-72, and 78-74, twice whilst the visitor made the fight very ugly with a lot of holding.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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