On Sunday Hashizume won the Rookie of the West Super Flyweight tournament with an excellent opening round victory over the previously unbeaten Takeshi Kajikawa (3-1, 2).
Hashizume is the next on the conveyor belt of prospects form the Ioka Gym which has given us world champion, such as Kazuto Ioka and Ryo Miyazaki, a current OPBF champion in Masayoshi Nakatani and a current Japanese champion, Sho Ishida. Although no one is yet suggesting that the 21 year old Hashizume will reach that level there is an indicator that he is that good.
Hashizume will be hoping to win the All Japan Rookie of the Year later this year.
For those wondering about the other results from this show, we hope to bring you them in the next day or two.
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