Whilst the biggest action of the week might not be until Tuesday that doesn't mean we don't haveany action through the week with Monday giving us an interesting show at "The Hall" in Tokyo.
The show opened up with two decisions over the 4 round distance. These saw Shogo Yonenaga (2-1, 1) over coming Daichi Ushiki (1-5, 1) and a draw in a bout between Hyuma Fujioka (3-2-1) and Toru Kudo (3-2-2. 1), a bout that looked incredibly close on paper.
The first stoppage of the show came in the sole 6 round bout as Hiroyuki Sagehashi (7-5-2, 1) scored his first career stoppage taking out Mitsuhisa Hayashi (4-4, 3). This victory helped Sagehashi extend his winning run to 4 straight fights, significantly the longest winning run of his career so far.
In the first of the 8 round bouts Nobuyuki Shindo (14-4-2, 5) took out Thai debutant Itthipol Sithnaruepol (0-1) in just 2 rounds in what was little more than a confidence builder for Shindo. This was Shindo's second successive bout against a debuting Thai following a decision loss last year to Moon Hyun Yun.
It didn't get better for Thai's in the most notable bout n the card as former world title challenger Takuya Kogawa (22-2, 13) despatched Petchkrapee Sithsaithong (0-6) in the 3rd round.
The remaining 8 round bouts saw two upsets, giving the card a slightly unpredictable edge. The first of those saw veteran Kazuyoshi Kumano (26-13, 6), returning to the ring after almost 20 months out, defeating the much younger and once touted Yusuke Konno (7-2, 3) via a majority decision.
Yhe upset by Kumanp however was over-shadowed by the absolite shock of Yusaku Ishikawa (4-4) over-coming Kaname Tabei (10-7-2, 7). Sure Tabei's record isn't anything outstanding but he was still very much expected to pass the Ishikawa test here.
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