In the only card of note anywhere in the world fans at the Korakuen Hall were treat to an intriguing 7 bout card that included not only a national title bout but also the return to the ring of former K1 legend Kyotaro Fujimoto (6-1, 4).
The card opened with 4 low profile bouts that saw a draw between Tsuyoshi Nishimura (3-4-1, 1) and Naoto Takanashi (3-6-1, 2) over 4 rounds as well as victories for Shuhei Takahashi (2-0, 1) over Tatsuji Kakumoto (1-2), Tatsuya Aizu (2-2, 2) who stopped debutant Kazutaro Ueno (0-1) in 2 rounds and Shusaku Fujinaka (9-2-2, 6) who out pointed Yusa Por Kobkua (0-2).
Up the card a bit we saw former Japanese Lightweight champion Akihiro Kondo (19-3-1, 8) scoring his 3rd successive victory since losing to Yoshitaka Kato by split decision last March. Kondo, looking for a chance to regain his title had little more than a stay busy fight against Thai Fasanghan Or Benjamad (0-4).
In arguably the biggest bout of the night Japanese Heavyweight Kyotaro Fujimoto bounced back from his disappointing TKO loss to the hard hitting Solomon Haumono by stopping reigning French national champion Fabrice Aurieng (7-5, 2). Kyotaro stopped the tiring Frenchman in the 7th round of a scheduled 8 and is now likely to face Japanese based Ugandan Okello Peter in a Japanese Heavyweight title bout. The bout between Kyotaro and Peter will see the Japanese Heavyweight title on the line for just the second time in it's history following Noburu Kataoka decision victory over Yutaka Nakagoshi way back in 1957.
In the card's only title fight Hidenori Otake (20-1-3, 9) successfully defended his Japanese Super Bantamweight title for the second time as he claimed an 8 round technical decision over Nobuhisa "Coronita" Doi (26-14-8, 9). This was the second Doi had tried to win the Japanese Super Bantamweight title having previously been stopped in 2001 by Junichi Watanabe.
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