To end the month of September Japanese fans get a title double header at the Korakuen Hall. One of those is a Japanese Welterweight title bout that really is uninspiring to say the least, the other is a Super Bantamweight title bout that has actually caught our eye in anticipation of a potentially intriguing fight.
The champion, defending his title for the second time, is Yukinori Oguni (14-1-1, 4), a former OPBF champion who suffered his sole loss to the excellent Shingo Wake. His challenger is the heavy handed Taiki Minamoto (10-4, 9), who may lack in skills but is a danger at the domestic level. It's a puncher vs a boxer contest and could well provide a bout that either sees skills blunting brute force or brute force over-coming the more skilled man.
In the ring Oguni is a boxer. He's a quick fight who likes to use his sharp jab, his quick movement and establish a comfortable range whilst he prevents an opponent from getting into rhythm. Early on he had great success by doing that and won his first 10 bouts. It was during that run that he won the OPBF Super Bantamweight title, upsetting Roli Gasca, and defended it 3 times. Back then it seemed like he was on his way to the top.
Unfortunately for Oguni his winning run came to an end against Wake who did everything better than Oguni, and hit harder, eventually breaking down Oguni in 10 rounds with Oguni's corner team then stopping their man. Since then he has bounced back with 4 wins and a draw, though did look less than outstanding in his last couple of bouts, a razor thin win over Yasutaka Ishimoto and a draw with Gakuya Furuhashi.
Although Oguni hasn't looked great recently he's also not looked terrible, and he has been facing solid competition. We know Ishimoto and Furuhashi aren't world class, but both are very good fighters who will mix in, and around, the top of the domestic level for the foreseeable future.
Whilst Oguni has had notable success we're about to see Minamoto step up to title level for the first time. Whilst this will be his first title fight he's certainly not facing his first notable opponent, in fact over the last 3 years he has faced the likes of Akihiko Katagri, Masayuki Ito, Eita Kikuchi, Seizo Kono and Yukinori Hisanaga. He has lost to Katagiri, Ito and Hisanaga but he did score botable stoppages over Kikuchi and Kono over the last 2 years.
Minamoto isn't the most skilled but with 9 T/KO's in his 10 wins it's clear he can punch and it's obvious that he will try to use that power to unsettle Oguni. It will be a case of whether or not he gets the chance to land on the slippery champion. If he does then this will be interesting.
Although we do give Minamoto a chance, given his power, we suspect that Oguni will be too good, too quick and too skilled for the challenger, who will never give up looking for that KO punch but will never quite land it.
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Arguably the weakest division in Japan, at least domestically, is the Welterweight division which has been rather terrible for several years. The only man who has really moved beyond the domestic scene has been Yoshihiro Kamegai
With Kamegai moving beyond domestic level we've disappointingly been left with the title in the hands of Suyon Takayama (22-1, 7), who has held the title since December 2012 and racked up 5 defense. On paper that sounds like a credible reign however 4 of those 5 defenses, and in fact his title win, have been incredibly close and the domestic challengers haven't been great.
To end September Takayama will be defending his title against first time challenger Ryoji Tanaka (8-4-1, 2), another really disappointing challenger who has lost back-to-back fights coming in to this one. That sort of form really sums up how poor the division is, and how poor the challengers to Takayama's title have been recently.
Although Takayama's reign has been poor he is a solid fighter. He's tough, gutsy, hard working and a real grinder. His style might not always be the most eye pleasing or exciting but he's a proven winner, as he showed last time out when he climbed off the canvas to defeat Nobuyuki Shindo, for the second time. He wins, and he wins, but rarely impressively and rarely will he look like an emerging contender for the world stage. In fact we'd be shocked if he ever progresses above domestic level given his lack of power and general struggles domestically.
We'll admit we've not seen the 28 year old Tanaka before though we know that he really isn't a credible challenger here. He has, as mentioned, lost his last 2 bouts, both by decision, and his most notable wins are over Dai Taoka and Tomoyuki Omura, both of whom are less than impressive. The most notable thing about him is that his 2013 win over Taoka was for the All Japan Rookie of the Year, since then however he has gone 2-2, and is lucky not to have gone 1-3.
Although Takayama does make life look difficult for himself when he fights we really can't see anything but a clear and decisive win here against a fighter who has never gone beyond 8 rounds and shouldn't offer any real challenge to the champion. The big question will be whether or not Tanaka can survive the distance
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The Super Flyweight division really is one of the most criminally under-rated divisions in the sport today, and the leading country for the division is Japan which boasts not only two world champions but also a host of top contenders.
One of those top contenders is Japanese national champion Sho Ishida (19-0, 10) who will be making the third defense of his title on September 27th when he takes on the experienced Hayato Kimura (23-7, 15) in what looks like a really solid contest on paper.
Ishida really is a world level contender. Boxrec.com list him as the #10 ranked fighter in the division and is also ranked by all 4 major world bodies and is in the top 15 of the IWBR*. Not only is highly across the board but he's also a very capable, high skilled and well trained fighter, who has learned his craft in the successful Ioka gym, along side Kazuto Ioka, Ryo Miyazaki, Takahiro Yamamoto and Masayoshi Nakatani.
In the ring Ishida is a wonderful boxer-puncher. His record might not show it but he's a solid punching fighter who really does show the traits of a world champion in the making. He's a fast, fights to his strengths and at 5'8” is very tall for a Super Flyweight. On the outside he has an excellent jab, intelligent movement and a solid right hand, with intelligent shot selection. On the inside he can hold his own when he needs to, though would be well advised to avoid an up close war when he can.
Whilst we have been impressed by Ishida he's certainly a fighter who is still some way from being the finished article. At 23 he lacks his man strength and he also lacks experience with only 90 professional rounds, including just two complete 10 rounders. The second of those 10 rounders was the bout that has left lingering doubts, with Ishida running out of gas late on against Taiki Eto, who pushed him to the brink last time out. It's clear that Ishida needs to work on his stamina or energy management before being moved towards his first 12 rounders.
When it comes to Ishida the talent is there, the experience isn't, yet.
With 30 bouts to his name Kimura, who has also fought as Jin-In Yoo and Big Yoo, cannot be described as an inexperienced fighter. Amazingly he has been a professional for more than 10 years and has fought in Thailand, South Korea and the Philippines as he's gone on to compile a solid, though unspectacular, record.
Kimura's career was filled with early promise. After less than 3 years as a professional he was 13-0 (8) and won both the South Korean and the WBO interim Asia Pacific Super Flyweight titles. He was making a name for himself in Korea and. Sadly though that early promise failed to really be built into on going success and he quickly fell to 16-4 (11), suffering a couple of stoppage defeats along the way.
Since suffering 4 losses in 7 bouts he has since gone 7-3 (4) losing to every notable fighter he has faced during those 10 bouts, including Oleydong Sithsamerchai, Marlon Tapales and Michael Dasmarinas. Losing to those 3 isn't shameful but it does show his level and suggests that he's a very long way from being world class.
Early in his career Kimura fought mostly by using his size, strength and aggression. That tactic worked early on when he was typically fighting low level opposition though hasn't worked as he's stepped up through the levels and faced better and stronger fighters. Not only have those better fighters been able to take his power and aggression but they have also been able to out box him, as shown when Dasmarinas outboxed him, just over a year ago.
Incidentally it seems like it's fair to use that Dasmarinas fight as the key to this bout. In that fight Kimura was unable to close the distance, he was tagged repeatedly at range by Dasmarinas and was given a bit of a boxing lessen by the Filipino. Given how Dasmarinas beat Kimura we expect a similar result from Ishida who has the ability and style to do a very similar job on his experieced foe. Whilst we know that Dasmarinas is a southpaw the style of boxing, moving and picking his spots should still take Ishida to a clear decision win, if not a stoppage in the middle rounds.
On paper Kimura could take some confidence from the way Ishida struggled late on with Eto. The truth however is that Eto is a much better fighter than Kimura and Ishida's early performance in that bout would likely have seen off Kimura.
*All stats accurate at the time of writing and publishing
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For a third successive day Asian fans get notable title action, though this time it's Chinese fans getting in on the fun as former world champion Xiong Zhao Zhong (25-6-1, 14) takes on popular Filipino journeyman Crison Omayao (17-9-3, 5), a man who has frequented Japanese rings in recent years to test their best prospects. Two men meet for the OPBF Minimumweight title and really do look likely to engage in an intriguing contest.
Of the two fighters it's the 32 year old Zhong who is, by far, the better known man. He's a fighter who has been much maligned by fight fans but yet is also a holder of a very special place in history. Of course he's a man viewed by some as a fighter who was given preferential treatment by the WBC, who wanted to crown China's first champion and move towards growing the sport on the Chinese mainland. On the other hand he is the first, and so far only, world champion from China.
Whilst many fans want to play down Zhong and his achievements it's hard to ignore his place in history as well as his role as a genuine contender in the 105lb division.
As a fighter Zhong is rather crude but yet strong as a bull, tough and shows that Chinese mentality that has been missing from Zou Shiming. Zhong, for all his flaws, has bull-like strength, is aggressive and capable of mixing with top quality opponents. In fact for many his break out performance was a loss to then WBC Flyweight champion Daisuke Naito back in 2009, though he has also held his own with the likes of Takuya Kogawa, Shin Ono and Hekkie Budler.
Although bull-like Zhong isn't the strongest fighter out there and his February 2014 loss to Oswaldo Novoa does stand out as a bout that saw Zhong looking like a boy against a man. That however now looks like it was simply a mistake by Zhong's team to take on a man who was bigger, stronger and simply powerful for the diminutive Chinese warrior.
Whilst Zhong is well known for his bouts, including a win over Denver Cuello, it's fair to say that Omayao is also relative well known. The Filipino 22 year old, known as “D'Cowboy”, has been a popular test for fast rising Japanese prospects. In 2012 he was in the ring with a then debuting Naoya Inoue, in 2014 he faced Kosei Tanaka and Genki Hanai. As well as that trio he has also been in the ring with Thai's such as Wanheng Menayothin, Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep and Nawaphon Por Chokchai.
Although better known for his losses than his wins the Filipino is certainly no push over. His bout with Wanheng was competitive, he's upset the likes of Jonathan Refugio and held recent world title challenger Jerry Tomogdan to a draw earlier this year. We won't pretend he's a world champion in the making but he is much better than his record suggests, and is far better than a typical fighter with a 1-6-2 (1) record in his last 9. Unfortunately though he has been matched very hard.
Stylistically Omayao is a solid fighter who could, genuinely, have become a contender had his team developed him properly. He's got guts, determination and solid ability. Sadly though he does lack power, as most young fighters do, and has taken more damage than 22 year old really should. He's quick enough and well schooled enough to give some fighters a real test, as he surprisingly did with Hanai.
Looking towards this match it appears we have a boxer against a pressure fighter. Omayao will be looking to use his legs and his movement to land and get to safety whilst Zhong will be looking to try and get close. Stylistically it's a good clash though unfortunately for Omayao the difference in levels is likely to be seen with Zhong being more proven, being at home and having more in the locker. We don't expect Zhong to have things all his own way but he'll likely take a clear decision all the same.
Sometimes it's great to have a long term national champion sorting the division out and taking on all comers whilst extending a reign to prove they really are the best in the country. On the other hand it can also be great when a champion vacates to focus on bigger and better challenges, whilst leaving an opening for a potentially brilliant match up.
That second scenario has been seen recently in Japan at Light Flyweight, where Yu Kimura, a world ranked and potential world champion, has vacated the national title and left us with a title showdown between the two top domestic contenders.
Those contenders are former OPBF champion Shin Ono (18-6-2, 2) and former multi-time title challenger Kenichi Horikawa (29-13-1, 6). Neither is a genuinely big name in the sport but both have styles that should gel well to give us an exciting war on September 17th.
Of the two men Ono is probably the better known of the two and is, on paper at least, the more distinguished of the two men. In his 24 fight career he holds notable wins over Xiong Zhao Zhong, Yu Kimura, Toshimasa Ouchi and Omari Kimweri. On paper they are solid wins, though in reality they do generally come with small notes, such as Kimura being a 5 fight novice when Ono beat him, whilst the fights with Ouchi, Kimweri and Zhong were all paper thin.
The most notable fight of Ono's is actually a loss, in an IBF Minimumweight title fight back in May 2014 to Katsunari Takayama. That bout saw Ono give Takayama some problems before Takayama came on strong to take a clear win, with the help of two late knock-downs. Since then however Ono has fought just once, more than 12 months ago, and has suffered an injury that ruled him out of a rematch with Kimura that was supposed to happen earlier this year.
As a fighter Kimura is a talented and fast southpaw who moves a lot and lets his hands go a fair bit. On the hand he's also a jab busy fighter who rarely sets his feet and as a result lacks real power on his shots. This is why he's only scored 2 stoppages in 24 fights and why he hasn't had the success that his career has perhaps deserved given his in ring ability. Another issue is actually his southpaw stance and he has already been involved a trio of technical decisions. His biggest problem however will be inactivity, given he's not fought in a year and at 33, heading towards 34, he can scarcely afford time out of the ring.
At 35 years old Horikawa is the older man in terms of physical age, however with 43 bouts, and 287 rounds on the clock, he's much older than his physical age. Not only has he got a lot of miles on the clock but a lot of them have come against talented fighters with losses to Akira Yaegashi, Michael Landero, Florante Condes, Edgar Sosa, Ryuji Hara and Yu Kimura, among others. Sadly for Horikawa 3 of those losses have come in Japanese title fights, which another has come in OPBF title contenst. In fact he is currently 0-6 in title contests.
Whilst going through Horikawa's losses looks impressive it needs to be noted that he also has a number of solid wins on the domestic scene, including wins against Masayoshi Segawa, Norihito Tanaka, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Yusuke Sakashita, Tetsuya Hisada and Toshimasa Ouchi.
In the ring Horikawa is a busy and tough fighter who combines those traits with a solid jab, impressive speed and under-rated technical ability, though he does have a knack of getting a bit wild at times. Looking at his record you may suspect he's a “bum” but the reality couldn't be further from the truth and in all honesty he's a real handful on the domestic stage. Unfortunately his biggest may well a combination of his lack of fire power and a mental problem in regards to winning a “big one”. If the pressure has got to him in the past then the same could strike here given that it will almost certainly be his last big fight.
Coming in both men know what is up for grabs and both will fight like they mean it. That should give us a lot of action and a lot of exchanges. Given that both men are relatively tough, just a combined 5 stoppage losses between, and neither can punch with authority we're really unlikely to see a stoppage, we are however certain to get action. The question is who will impress the judges? It's a hard one to answer and one we suspect will be answered in a very competitive 10 round battle between two very well matched veterans.
Interestingly it seems that youngster Ken Shiro is eyeing up the winner of this one for a show down in the near future. Whilst the two veterans are excellent fighters we suspect the youngster would have to be favoured over the winner, which ever way this one ends.
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The Lightweight scene in Japan isn't one of the hottest at the moment. Sadly the top domestic fighters in the country have no interest in mixing with domestic level competition and as a result the likes of Masayoshi Nakatani, Yoshitako Kato and Takahiro Ao will not be chasing the Japanese national title. That has left us with a relatively poor list of contenders domestically.
Despite the relative lack of talent, both coming through and established, we do still have some intriguing domestic match ups. One of which will take place on September 16th in Kyoto as national champion Kota Tokunaga (15-2, 10) defends his belt against fellow puncher Yuhei Suzuki (16-4, 12). Between the two of them hey have seen the final bell in 11 of 37 bouts and proven that whilst they can bang both can also be hurt. Not only can they be hurt, but they can also be hurt early with 3 of their 4 combined stoppage loses coming in the first 4 rounds.
On paper the bout is an intriguing one, though it's made even better by the fact that not only is a title on the line but there is also local bragging rights up for grabs with both men living on the island of Honshu.
As mentioned above, Tokunaga is the champion. He won the title earlier this year when he stopped Yuya Sugizaki in the 8th round for the previously vacant title. Prior to the stoppage Tokunaga was in a narrow lead though had really began to surge after taking his time to settle into the bout. It was his first title bout and he showed enough to get excited about as he showed he could box at range and deliver on the inside, with some lovely uppercuts.
The win over Sugizaki was, by far, the most meaningful of Tokunaga's career and continued a winning streak that now stands at 7 fights, with 3 by KO, following an opening round loss to upset minded Filipino Ronald Pontillas. The loss to Pontillas has been a major turning point in Tokunaga's career and since then he has developed significantly whilst starting to show signs of being more than just a heavy handed fighter.
Aged 26 and stood at 5'10” Tokunaga is a young fighter who tends to have notable size advantages over most opponents. He can use that size very well with his sharp jab and, as mentioned, he does have a lovely uppercut. Sadly however he has been blown out inside a round in both of his losses and has got serious question marks, still, over his chin. It does seem that he now boxes a bit to protect himself, though that has lead to him looking like a slow starter at times and 6 of his last 7 have gone 7 rounds or more.
Aged 25 Suzuki will be hoping it's third time lucky after two title fight defeats to former champion Yoshitaka Kato. Whilst those losses aren't shameful by any means, given that Kato is a really good fighter, they have joined by defeats to Daiki Koide and domestic journeyman Kosuke Iwashita. The loss to Iwashita really being one that stands out like a sore thumb.
With 4 losses against his name Suzuki maybe doesn't look that great on paper though he does hold a number of notable victories. These include a 2nd round KO win against Hiroshi Nakamori and a 5th round TKO win against Accel Sumiyoshi. He, like Tokunaga, is a puncher however he certainly has the edge in experience and has also had the chance to spar with OPBF champion Nakatani, a man who is very similar in terms of build to Tokunaga, albeit on a totally different level in terms of skill.
Dubbed the “Wonder Boy” Suzuki is described as a boxer-fighter on the Shinsei gym website, though we'd describe him more of a fighter. He'll come forward and look to drag Tokunaga into a fight. That would be a smart tactic given that the challenger will be giving about around 3” in height. He will have to neutralise the jab, reach and movement of Tokunaga to have any chance, though if he can land his power on the inside he could well stop the champion.
Though isn't most appealing title fight on paper but we're genuinely excited about it given the style, and flaws, of the two men involved. It's fair to say that both men can hit hard enough to stop the other and as a result we could have a shoot out. On the other hand both could be cautious knowing the other has the power to hurt them. We're hoping for a shoot out, and if that happens it could be a question of who lands first. If it ends up being boxing contest however, it's hard to see how the title changes hands here.
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Japan has a number of really exciting young fighters. Some of those are, of course, known world wide, such as Naoya Inoue, others however are still quietly making a name for themselves without too much fuss or fanfare. One such fighter is Japanese Bantamweight champion Shohei Omori (14-0, 9), who will defend his belt for the first time on September 16th as he takes on former world title challenger Hirofumi Mukai (11-3-2, 1).
Unlike many touted Japanese fighters Omori doesn't have an extensive amateur grounding. Instead he turned professional with only a handful of amateur bouts on his ledger. Rather than develop as an amateur Omori developed as a pro, and he developed very quickly. In fact just 20 months after his debut he had claimed the All Japan Rookie of the Year, at Bantamweight, and raced to 7-0 (3).
Whilst those in Hyogo have followed Omori's development with excitement many didn't really take note of the youngster until May 2014 when he stopped former contender Christian Esquiviel in 4 rounds. That win caught the eye of many, including our selves, and just 11 months later he blitzed Kentaro Masuda in 3 rounds to claim the Japanese title.
Now world ranked by all 4 major title bodies Omori is quickly racing towards a world title bout, though of course will need to retain his unbeaten record and his Japanese title when he faces Mukai.
In the ring Omori is a strong and big Bantamweight. He combines very well polished skills, as shown against Equivel, with explosive aggression, spiteful power and under-rated hand speed. As well those skills he's a growing young man at just 22 and he's a southpaw which really just adds to the difficulty of opponents facing him. There are still questions for him to answer, such as what his stamina is like over the 10 and 12 round distances, and what his chin is like, however he looks like a genuinely exciting contender ready to make a statement on the world stage.
Of course the 29 year old Mukai was himself once tipped as a future star. Unlike Omori he was an accomplished amateur with 77 bouts in the unpaid ranks, including 51 wins. That amateur experience saw him being moved quickly and by fight 3 he was already participating in 8 round bouts. His 5th bout saw him over-come Sonny Boy Jaro, who would become the WBC Flyweight champion just 13 months later, and his 6th bout saw him challenge for the OPBF Flyweight title.
Unfortunately for Mukai that ambitious start to his career lead him to defeat at the hands of Rocky Fuentes in fight #6 before a technical draw in a world title bout against Pongsaklek Wonjongkam. That Wonjongkam bout ended after just 47 seconds with Mukai suffering a very bad cut. Sadly those results have been followed by further disappointments, including an opening round KO loss to Mark Anthony Geraldo, a 9th round TKO loss to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, in a WBC Super Flyweight title fight, and a draw with Myung Ho Lee.
The set backs have, clearly, been frustrating for Mukai though he has gone unbeaten in his last 3 bouts and scored notable wins over Mark John Yap and Konosuke Tomiyama, with those wins leading him to the show down with Omori.
Like the champion Mukai is a southpaw though stylistically that's almost all they have in common. Mukai is a gutsy fighter but one who prefer to use his jab, his legs and his movement to avoid a “real” fight. His lack of power, which has seen him score just a single stoppage, and lack of commitment behind his shots has been a problem and he's often had work incredibly hard to score his wins. Although a “baby” in terms of fights, with just 16, he has already fought 111 rounds, more than twice as many as Omori. Has has also taken serious damage with the Srisaket bout being a particularly painful beating.
We admit we are big fans of Omori, and may be slightly over-egging how good he is, but we really don't see him being tested by Mukai here. Omori will simply be too strong, too big, too aggressive, too powerful and too good for the challenger who will be very lucky to see the second half of the fight. The worrying thing for the rest of the division is that Omori is just getting better and a blow out against Mukai may well serve as a warning to the rest of the Bantamweight division.
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Last year we saw the emergence of exciting Mexican brawler Francisco Rodriguez Jr, a man who seemed set to be in the Fighter of the Year running until November when he was was held to a surprise draw by little known Filipino Jomar Fajardo (14-8-2, 7). For Fajardo that result was the best of his career and saw him become a “fighter of interest” to a number of Western fans who follow the lower weights.
On September 12th Fajardo will attempt to record another surprise result as he takes on OPBF Light Flyweight champion Jonathan Taconing (21-2-1, 18). As with the Rodriguez fight, Fajardo enters the contest as a huge under-dog and a man who expected to be blown away by a world class fighter, however he is also a man who know that he can shock better fighters.
Against Rodriguez we saw a determined Fajardo swinging for the fences from very early. The tactic seemed to surprise the talented Mexican who found it very hard to read the man dubbed “Wallopman”. Other than the draw with Rodriguez there is very little on his record, in fact he has lost 4 of his last 5, though it's clear that when he's on song he can be a real handful.
The name “Wallopman” is fitting for Fajardo who does appear to pack a serious punch, despite his record showing just a 29% (T)KO rate. The issue is that he doesn't have the skills to make the most of his solid power and he's also been fighting outside of divisions that he should be fighting at. In fact his last 4 bouts have all been above the Light Flyweight limit, with one of those bouts taking place all the way up at Bantamweight. At 108lbs however he is a handful and really could be trouble for those on the domestic stage.
Whilst Fajardo came to the attention of fight fans last year with a draw Taconing has had a different way to get attention. He should, really, have come to the fore back in 2012 when he fought the then WBC Light Flyweight champion Kompayak Porpramook. Unfortunately however the heavy handed slugger found himself losing a very contentious technical decision to the Thai, who appeared to have a very lucky escape. Sadly for Taconing he's had to wait until this year to make his mark on the world stage, stopping Ramon Garcia Hirales this past April.
In the ring Taconing has all the traits of a fan favourite. He's teak tough, very heavy handed, comes to fight and although a bit crude he appears to have the ability to impose himself on any opponent at the weight. Aggressive, powerful and imposing Taconing looks like the type of fighter who will progress beyond OPBF level and in fact become a world champion in the near future. He will however be a fighter who needs to become a mandatory to get a shot as no fighter will willingly choose to step in the ring with him, which has really explained why he has scored so few notable wins thus far.
Coming in to this fight, as mentioned, Fajardo will be the under-dog and that's clear. Unfortunately he's no longer a “mystery man” and footage of him is out there. That footage may be his undoing and Taconing he's fighting a stylistically similar, but much better fighter. Given the styles this should be an enjoyable bout to watch, but a once sided one that ends with Fajardo being stopped, likely inside 6 rounds as Taconing takes his next step towards a world title bout.
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