Earlier today fans at the Korakuen Hall saw the teak tough Takuya Watanabe (30-6-1, 16) [渡邉 卓也] become the second Japanese fighter to claim a WBO Asia Pacific title in as many days. The under-rated Watanabe made light work of Thailand's Amin Sor Wangmoo (14-2-2, 11) [อามิน ส.หวังมุ๊], securing a 6th round TKO win.
From the off Watanabe looked the stronger, faster and more talented fighter though Amin, to his credit, tried to fight back and had success as times. As the fight went on the visitors success became less frequent, with round 5 being particularly one sided. The one sided action became too much in round 6 and Amin looked to be taking a beating before being stopped by the referee who had seen enough.
The new champion admitted that he had been impatient at times but managed to calm down and fight more with his head. When that happened he began to break down Amin. Whilst the Japanese fighter was proud of his win the Thai seemed frustrated by his own performance, suggesting that his body didn't do what he wanted it too. Of course part of his frustration will also be from this has ended a 13 fight unbeaten run from the Thai.
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