Earlier today Japanese fight fans at the Korakuen Hall saw heavy handed Welterweight hopeful Yuki Beppu (17-0-1, 17) [別府 優樹] kick off his 2018, as he took on Thai visitor Charnsuk Lookmuangpong (0-1) in a very brief cameo appearance.
The hard hitting Beppu dropped the Thai early in the bout, with a huge left hook right onto the chin of the Thai. The fighting mentality of Charnsuk managed to be enough for him to get up, but it was only moments later that a follow up forced the Thai down again, and this time was the end with the towel coming in as he was being counted out.
The bout, which lasted just 91 seconds, saw Beppu score a third straight knockout, following his 2017 draw with Charles Bellamy, and looks to be back to his destructive best. Sadly though little can be said about the Thai, who looked out of his depth from the off.
After the bout Beppu stated his intention was to fight for a title later this year, and if he can't secure that he will be looking to secure a place in the Japanese challenger decision bout.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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