Earlier today fans in Tokyo saw Japanese prospect Ryo Matsumoto (12-0, 10) continue his impressive rise through the ranks as he scored the biggest win of his career. Fighting against Thai veteran, and former world champion, Denkaosan Kaovichit (63-5-1, 26) we had expected to see Matsumoto pushed a bit and even given a serious test. Instead however it was all Matsumoto who finished the bout with a sickening body shot that left Kaovhict in agony.
The fight, which took place on the untelevised portion of the WBC double world title show, was the sort of result that no-one expected though it showed just how good Matsumoto is.
What made the result even more amazing is that Kaovichit had gone 8 rounds earlier this year before being stopped by Kohei Kono in a WBA Super Flyweight title bout. Sadly for the Thai this will likely be his last high profile bout considering he has been stopped twice in the space of 6 months.
After the bout Matsumoto, a stablemate of Naoya Inoue and Takuma Inoue, indicated that his intention is to challenge Japanese Super Flyweight champion Sho Ishida next time out. On this display that bout would be a 50-50 contest and the winner would likely be moved towards an OPBF title bout by the end of 2015, if they don't feel comfortable at competing for a world title.
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