Earlier today Japanese fans at a charity show in Fukuoka saw the explosive and heavy handed Yuki Beppu (14-0, 14) [別府 優樹] continue his perfect start to professional boxing as he took out another over-matched Thai opponent.
The heavy handed Welterweight needed jut 85 seconds to see off the Thai, who really shouldn't have been in the ring with the JBC and OPBF ranked fighter. From the opening seconds Beppu showed his intent and quickly backed the Thai on to the ropes looking for the early finish, which came courtesy of a left hand to the Thai, who dropped to the canvas for the 10 count.
The win for Beppu sees him setting a new Japanese record for the most consecutive KO's from debut, at 14, and sees him quickly approaching other Japanese national records. However given his competition that record is a bit hollow and he's not had a win of any real note December 2014 win over Hironobu Matsunaga to claim the Rookie of the Year crown.
Despite having beaten poor competition his team are confident in him and it was essentially stated today that he would be getting a Japanese title fight in early 2017,in what will be a huge step up in class.
(Image courtesy of boxmob.jp)
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