Japanese prospects are making a name for themselves at an incredible pace and it seems like we're talking about a new every few weeks. The latest to make a statement was Misako Gym's Shuichiro Yoshino (2-0, 1) [吉野 修一郎] who was in the ring earlier today and scored a notable win over a highly experienced, tough and heavy handed opponent, Thailand's Chaiyong Sithsaithong (39-15-4, 28) [ชัยยงค์ ศิษย์ทรายทอง].
The two men, who faced off in a 6 rounder earlier today at the Korakuen Hall, couldn't really have much different experience in the professional ranks but that experience didn't help Chaiyong who was unable to impose his strength on Yoshino, who relied on his amateur experience of more than 100 wins.
The Thai, who entered with a #3 ranking with the OPBF at Lightweight, had come in to the bout following a notable opening round win over Japan's Tosho Makoto Aoki, last November, but that was no help against Yoshino who simply knew too much, was too big, too tough and too good for Chaiyong, who was beaten by unanimous decision by the 24 year who is tipped to go a very long way.
(Image courtesy of Misako Gym)
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