April 5th 2013- Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan
Akira Yaegashi (16-3, 9) Vs Toshiyuki Igarashi (17-1-1, 10)
It's fair to say 2012 was a big year for a number of Japanese fighters. It saw Toshiyuki Igarashi win the WBC Flyweight title, with a decision win over Sonny Boy Jaro, and it saw Akira Yaegashi come close to unifying Minimumweight titles as he went to war with Kazuto Ioka, though did lose a narrow decision. In 2013 we saw Yaegashi and Igarashi go to war in what was a thriller between two men who had crossed paths several times in the amateur ranks. If you've not seen this one we suggest setting aside an hour and treating yourself to a genuinely brilliant, bloody, violent and exciting battle between two highly skilled warriors.
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