Back in February a trio of former Japanese amateur standouts signed with Watanabe and claimed B licenses, prior to their debuts. Today saw the third of those men making his debut.
That was Motoki Osanai (1-0) [小山内幹], who followed Masataka Taniguchi (1-0, 1) [谷口将隆] and Hiroto Kyoguchi (1-0, 1) [京口紘人], and like his "brothers in arms" Osanai debuted with a win.
Fighting at the Korakuen Hall Osanai was against a Thai opponent in a 6 rounder bout Osanai showed some fantastic skills and speed, to easily out box his foe en route to a clear 6 round decision. Unlike his follow novices he was unable to see off his foe, with the Thai showing real grit despite being clearly out boxed by the Japanese southpaw, who seemed to show case good stamina, great movement and a clever boxing brain.
The win for Osanai wasn't a shut out, with one judge scoring the bout 58-56, but it was a clear win with the other two judges scoring it a 60-54 whitewash for the talented youngster, who amassed a 56-17 (10) record in the unpaid ranks.
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