Although the only Asian card held on Thursday was of little international interest the card was oddly intriguing and included 11 bouts which saw all the bouts scheduled for 4 rounds and were genuinely petty even bouts.
Of the 11 bouts Hikaru Takaki (3-2, 3) scored the quickest victory stopping the previously unbeaten Kotaka Umemoto (1-1) mid way through round 2. This was one of 3 early finishes with Shingo Kusano (3-2-1, 1) also scoring a 2nd round stoppage as Kyohei Tsunashima (3-3, 3) was retired at the end of the round whilst Akio Tomiyama (4-3, 3) stopped Yu Kinjo (3-2, 3) in the 4th round.
In the best example of how closely matched the fighters on the card were, there was a majority draw between Ryuta Nakajima (3-1-1, 3) and Heisuke Ono (2-2-2, 2). Though as well the draw there was also 2 split decisions which saw Teppei Tsukamoto (2-2) come out on top against Fumio Ujihara (1-1) and Shingo Iijima (3-1, 1) defeated Isami Komikado (2-2, 1).
Of the other 5 bouts they were all won by unanimous decision. Amongst those bouts was a victory for Masayuki Sakurai (2-6-2) who scored his first win in 5 bouts as he defeated Takuro Sato (1-2) in a minor upset at Minimumweight. They also included victories for Takahiro Kinoshita (3-2-1, 2) and Masayoshi Kusaka (2-2) in very well matched bouts at a low level.
The remaining bouts saw unbeaten fighters retain their "0" as 18 year old Kazuma Sanpei (4-0, 1) defeated the previously unbeaten Fumihiro Yoshino (1-1) and Ryosuke Suzuki (2-0) defeated Kazuo Shimada (2-6, 1) who slid to his 4th straight defeat.
Whilst the card may not have set the pulses on fire it was the sort of card that the sport is based on and the sort of thing that tests the fighters on the card. It may not have high profile fights but it appears that Kazuma Sanpei may be one to watch for the future having already beaten 3 unbeaten opponents in 4 bouts.
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