Not every card ever promoted has to have a real headline bout and "Reason Promotions" proved that on Tuesday as they put on an 8 card bout at the legendary Korakuen Hall.
Unlike cards in the west stacked with unbeaten fighters there was just a solitary "0" as Tateo Saito (2-0) put his unbeaten record on the line. Saito was actually very fortunate to walk out of the venue with his "0" still in tact as Shintaro Hirohama (0-1-1) really pushed him close in a majority decision.
The Saito/Hirohama bout was one of 2 very close contests with the other seeing Shinya Matsukawa (7-7-1, 1) just over-coming Ryo Narizuka (5-4) via a razor thin split decision over 5 rounds. This was one of 4 bouts scheduled for the peculiar 5 round distance with Kota Sato (8-4-1, 4) claiming a unanimous decision over Keigo Soma (5-8-1, 2) in the only other bout to actually complete the 5 round schedule. The other 2 bouts saw Tatsuya Miyazaki (8-4-1, 8) and Kazuhiro Nakamura (7-4, 2) both scoring stoppages at exactly the same time (1:01 of the 5th round). Miyazaki stopped Manato Honma (5-3, 2) whilst Nakamura stopped Tatsuya Omata (4-6, 2).
The remaining 3 bouts were all scheduled for 6 rounds and they all went to a decision.
For the once beaten Taichi Yokote (6-1, 3) things were tougher than expected against Takuma Nishida (5-4, 2) who pushed him all the way. Things weren't as successful for Taichiro Arizuka (5-2, 3) who suffered his second successive professional loss, losing a decision to Tsubasa Matsuo (7-2, 3).
In the remaining bout we had the 2 most experienced men on the card with Toshimitsu Goto (11-9-1, 4) claiming a decision over Tetsushi Asayama (10-16-4, 4), who was returning to the ring for the first time since 2008.
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