Over the last few years Japan seen a wave of young prospects, with many of them racing through the ranks following successful amateur careers. The next man looking to join that list, that includes the likes of Naoya Inoue and Kosei Tanaka, is Hiroto Kyoguchi (1-0, 1) [京口紘人], who began his career today at the EDION Arena Osaka, formerly the Bodymaker Colosseum.
The 22 year old Osakan local made his debut in style as he scored a 2nd round win against over-matched Thai foe Nayolek Sithsaithong (0-1).
The Japanese youngster, who recently turned professional with Watanabe, impressed straight from the off and looked full of confidence as he let his shots go with unnerving accuracy and variation. In the second round he dropped Nayolek with a left to the body shot, before finishing the bout, later in the same round, with a right to the body showing good power with both hands, despite being disappointed by his performance.
Although a novice Kyoguchi is full of confidence and stated that his aim is to become a professional world champion. He's a long, long, way from that goal but on today's performance Watanabe will be confident that they have got a future champion on their hands.
(Image courtesy of daily.co.jp)
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