Earlier today fans at the Shinjuku FACE saw Japanese Heavyweight champion Kyotaro Fujimoto (15-1, 8) [藤本 京太郎] record a second round stoppage victory against Australian visitor Adam Lovelock (11-6, 2) at a charitable show.
The local favourite was tagged early in the first round by Lovelock but seemed to immediately settle after that and found a home for his jab, whilst making the most of the ring. The more the round went on the more comfortable Fujimoto looked and the more out classed Lovelock appeared.
In the second round Fujimoto started to target Lovelock with more aggression, getting through with nasty right hands and some hurtful left hooks that forced the Australian's corner to throw in the towel and save their man, who looked like he was starting to take a bit of a pounding, even though we were still only in the early rounds.
Following the bout Kyotaro revealed that his next bout was being planned for December 6th and will see him either challenge for the OPBF title or the WBO Asia Pacific title, which is now being recognised by the JBC as a stepping stone title. Before then Kyotaro will go to the US for a training xame and will be hoping to get a world title fight either next year or in 2018.
For Lovelock this was a relative waste of time, though in fairness everyone seemed to know that when he came in at a career high weight for the bout..
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