Earlier today Japanese fight fan saw talented Super Featherweight hopeful Masaru Sueyoshi (15-1, 10) [末吉 大] score his 11th straight win, as he stopped Filipino visitor Nelson Tinampay (12-5-1, 5), and move one step closer to a potential title fight.
From the early moments Sueyoshi looked the more talented man, but Tinampay showed a real fire to try and take the fight back to the local favourite. Sueyoshi showed his skills as he hurt Tinampay part way through the opening round, but the Filipino fired back, stopping Sueyoshi from hunting a very early finish.
The second round saw Tinampay try, hard, to make a fight of things but Sueyoshi never looked like he was letting control slip away. Instead the local managed to use Tinampay's aggression against him, and control him at range, landing some eye catching long right hands and some solid body shots.
With Tinamay feeling the weight of the body shots in the first two rounds there was little shock to see Sueyoshi go back to the mid-section in round 3. This time however the shots really broke through with Tinampay being dropped hard from spiteful combination, finished by a brutal left hand to the body.
For Sueyoshi it's clear he's chomping at the bit for a title fight, and could have eyes for Masayuki Ito [伊藤 雅雪], the only man to have beaten him. As for Tinampay, he'll make for fun TV friendly fights, but his limitations will hold him back from ever beng more than an "opponent".
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