Those awards were given to three men, including currenrt Japanese Super Bantamweight champion Yasutaka Ishimoto (29-8, 8) [石本 康隆], who claimed the MVP award after scoring a thrilling victory over Gakuya Furuhashi on October 1st. The performance saw Ishimoto scoring his second win over Furuhashi and setting up a titledefense for next year.
Interestingly Ishimoto's next defense will come against The Fighting Spirit Award winner Yusaku Kuga (13-2-1, 9) [久我 勇作], who stopped Jonathan Baat on October 22nd to secure a mandatory title shot at Ishimoto in 2017. Kuga really did put on a brilliant performance to win the award as he battered Baat into submission in 4 rounds and will almost certainly be a handful for Ishimoto when the two men meet again next year
The third award was the "State of the Art" award which was won by Masataka Taniguchi (5-0, 4) [谷口 将隆], who scored a split decision win against Dexter Alimento. With the win Taniguchi moved into title contention with the win and proved his ability as a genuine prospect.
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