The Osaka born-Tokyo based Kyotaro, headlining "Kamikaze 2", defeated former world title challenger Okello Peter (21-7, 19) by stoppage to become just the second man, in history to claim the Japanese Heavyweight title.
The title, which had been inactive since 1957 was revived for this bout and it's fair to admit that Kyotaro is unlikely to forget this day as long as he lives.
Despite it taking so long to have the second Japanese Heavyweight title fight it appears we already have a mandatory challenger for Kyotaro as Kotatsu Takehara (8-8-3, 3) over came Rio Hidaka (10-2, 8) in a title eliminator. We've gotta be honesty it's difficult to see Kyotaro losing to Takehara.
The most impressive victory on the card saw promising prospect Masayoshi Nakatani (6-0. 5) stop the hard hitting and always fun to watch Shuhei Tsuchiya (14-2, 12). This was a big step up for Nakatani though one he has clearly passed with flying colours.
In an incredibly close contests Kenji Kubo (2-2) suffered a split decision loss being narrowly out pointed by Yosuke Fujihara (14-1, 4) over 8 rounds. There was next to nothing to split these two in an engaging and close match up.
The card also saw victories for Yusuke Sakashita (9-4-2, 5) who over-came Filipino Lionel Mark Duran (10-8-2, 4).
In female action the model-come-fighter Tomomi Takano (2-0, 1) overcame Yokkhao Loei Citygym (0-3) via a clear 4 round decision. Takano, fighting at Super Flyweight, looks to be a fighter who will get a lot of interest and if she can make her boxing career something to remember we may well have a real cross over star on our hands.
There was also action in Yemen at the Yemen Boxing Federation Gym in the capital of Sanaa.
In what seems like a bit of a rarity in Yemen we had a completed 10 round bout as the unbeaten Mustafa Humaidi (5-0, 2) took a unanimous decision over Mawj Abdulrezak (1-2). This was one of decisions on the card with Ali Sanabani (2-0, 1) taking a 4 round decision over Omar Al Khatib (0-1).
Of course, as seems to be usually the case in Yemen, most of the bouts didn't go the distance with 3 stoppages from the cards 5 bouts.
The earliest of the stoppages came for Ali Al Ahdal (3-2, 2) who stopped debutant Bassam Sharjabi (0-1) in the 4th and final round of their bout. Al Ahdal was joined by Yasin Abdulkhalik (2-0, 2) and Wesam Maqrami (3-0, 2).
Abdulkhalik stopped his opponent, Saleh Khamees (0-2) in the 6th of a scheduled 10 whilst Maqrami had to wait until round 8 for his victory over Ismael Ashwal (0-2).
In Ukraine, Kazakhstan teenager Roman Zhailauov (9-0, 7) recorded his 3rd victory of the year as he stopped Artem Skornyakov (1-2, 1) in the 3rd round of a scheduled 4.