On an 8 fight show in Yeman the man some are dubbing "The Yemeni Valero", Ali Raymi (9-0, 9) recorded recorded his 9th straight opening round stoppage. Raymi took out the previously unbeaten Ahmed Saeed (1-1, 1) in just 55 seconds thanks to a determined body attack that forced the referee to call an early halt to proceedings.
On the same card there was the 5th win for Yeman based Somalian Ali Dridi (5-0, 1) who out pointed Saleh Khamees (0-1) who was one of 13 debutants on the show.
The other 6 bouts were all all-debutant affairs with only Sharaf Montaser (1-0, 1) scoring a stoppage as he took out Omar Raymi (0-1). The other winners were Amr Ammari, Fati Ansi, Muhammad Fuad, Abdu Rafik and Taha Kawkabani (all 1-0) whilst the losers were Kamal Umari, Najeeb Haydari, Saad Lukman, Hasham Washali and Ibrahim Hashedi (all 0-1).
In Japan there was 2 cards. The first was a 10 fight show held at the City Sogo Gym in Takasago, Hyogo. The card featured 3 bouts scheduled for 8 rounds though they only actually lasted 11 combined rounds due to all 3 bouts finishing early.
The shortest bout saw the unbeaten Futoshi Usami (11-0-1, 8) stopping Thai Petchphaya Krudampgym (0-2) in the 3rd round.
The remaining reaming both bouts both ended in the 4th round as Hirohito Fukuhara (16-8-8, 7) stopped Hiroto Takeshita (13-13-1, 9) and Kohei Maruoka (7-4-1, 1) shocked the experienced Masayuki Wakimoto (20-6-1, 7).
The loss for Wakimoto was his 3rd successive defeat and again it showed his lack of durability as he's now suffered 4 stoppages in his 6 losses. For 21 year old Maruoka however the victory was a major one as he stopped the #7 ranked Featherweight in Japan.
In 6 round action all 3 of the bouts went the distances as Daisuke Hasui (5-0, 2), Kei Takenaka (5-0, 1) and Yuta Oshiro (5-1, 3) all claimed wins. Hasui was a clear winner over Yuta Sasaki (4-3, 1), Takenaka effectively shut out Thai debutant Wassana Sithwandee (0-1) whilst Oshiro narrowly took a split decision over Ryuto Maruo (5-4, 2).
The card also had 4 novice bouts scheduled for 4 rounds with Jin Katsue (1-0) claiming a majority decision on debut against Kenji Nakayoshi (1-1, 1), Kyosuke Takaoka (1-1) taking a victory over the deubting Kazuki Kimura (0-1). There were also stoppage victories for debutants Masatetsu Hirano (1-0, 1) and female fighter Tomoko Hayashi (1-0, 1). Hirano took out Hiroaki Yoshitomi (0-4) in just 113 seconds whilst Hayashi was extended into the second round en route to stopping Kenzan Riho (0-3).
The other card was promoted by Fukuoka promotions in Fukuoka. This show featured 8 bouts.
In a notable upset Tomohiro Sawada (8-4-2, 4) stopped Koki Ono (6-2) in just 145 second. This is the second loss in 3 bouts for Ono who started his career 5-0 and the 22 year old could well be staring down the proverbial gun. This was surprisingly just Sawada's 3rd victory in 8 bouts dating back to late 2005.
The unbeaten Genki Horiuchi (5-0-1, 3) retained his unbeaten record thanks to a 2nd round stoppage of Yuki Miyoshi (11-3, 9) who had entered this bout on the back of 3 straight stoppages. Female KO artist Ayano Ikeda (3-0, 3) also maintaned her unbeaten record as she took out Taengmo Sakdafarm (0-1) in exactly 1 minute.
Ryuji Ikeda (4-1-1, 1) recorded his first stoppage as he took out Masaaki Furuno (4-3-1) in the second round.
In bouts that went the distance Haruki Toyama (7-2-1, 3) nearly shut out Takanori Hayashida (5-8-2) over 6 rounds, Aiki Koto (4-1-1, 3) took his first decision in a hard fought bout over Shingo Yamada (1-2) and the deubting Takeshi Oishi (1-0) took a majority decision over fellow debutant Kento Yasumoto (0-1).
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