At the start of 2015 we were really excited to see where Lightweight hopeful Kenta Onjo (5-2, 3) would end the year. Coming in to 2015 he was 4-0 (3), rising through the Japanese ranks at an excellent pace and looking like he was on to watch with power, speed and skills. Today however he finds himself looking down the barrel of his career and in fact some may suggest he has gone from "one to watch" to "one who flopped".
Onjo's year didn't get off to a great start, he was stopped in 5 rounds back in March by Jonathan Baat. That loss was put down to the fact Baat isn't a bad fighter, and in fact Baat could be viewed as a very good gatekeeper.
On Wednesday he suffered another loss, being stopped in 4 rounds by the relatively unknown Tomoya Yamada (13-6, 4), who came in to the bout as a man who had lost 2 of his last 3, though did score a notable win over Akihiro Kondo. It was supposed to be a notable win for Onjo but instead he was battered and beaten by Yamada who may well have ended Onjo's career, less than a year after we had begun to get very excited about him
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