The bout started slowly with Ishida boxing at range and trying to get a read on his challenger. This saw a very slow and somewhat tedious start to the fight with neither man landing too much of note. By round 3 however it was clear Morisaki had nothing to trouble Ishida with and the champion began to grow in confidence.
The champions success was so much saw that in round 5 Ishida picked up the pace and easily saw off a very over-matched challenger to record the first defence of his title and move a step closer to a bout with former world title challenger Teiru Kinoshita, with that bout now expected in early 2015. Sadly it means that a show down between Ishida and Matsumoto looks unlikely, at least for now, however it's certainly a bout that makes sense somewhere down the line.