Earlier today at the Korakuen Hall Japanese fans saw domestic Featherweight champion Satoshi Hosono (26-2-1, 20) record the first defence of his title as he defeated the highly ranked, and previously unbeaten, Gosuke Seki (15-1-2, 3).
Seki entered as the #2 ranked Featherweight and, with his unbeaten record, was confident over over-coming his more established opponent. He showed this confidence by refusing to be intimidated and battled hard whilst using his tricky movement. Despite the good start however for Seki it wasn't long before Hosono showed his experience and when the opening scoring was used Hosono was in a narrow lead.
Despite only having a narrow lead Hosono had drawn first blood and inflicted a cut over the right eye of Seki in round 4 and to him that was like a shark smelling blood. The cut saw Hosono find a new gear and he targeted the cut which got rose, and worse, eventually forcing the referee to stop the bout and award a TKO to Hosnono at the end of round 6.
We hope to be able to bring you the video of this contest next week because it's supposed to be televised on Saturday night/Sunday morning.
(Image courtesy of Boxingnews.jp)
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