At the end of 2013 fans saw two major Japanese shows as Tokyo TV and TBS put on year ending boxing events. Of the 4 majors bouts televised 3 went relatively as expected, at least they saw the men expected to win coming out victorious. The other bout however saw a major shock as Thailand's little known Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr stopped former WBA Minimumweight champion Ryo Miyazaki in 3 rounds. The result put Fahlan on the boxing map and immediately saw him gaining world rankings whilst Miyazaki seemed to vanish off the boxing scene.
From the opening round Miyazaki looked off, he was slow, sluggish, flat footed and didn't look his usual self. Had you seen the weigh you would have known why, the former world champion was had all but collapsed after his weigh in and was severely weight drained despite having moved from 105lbs to 108lbs.
The issues with weight seemed to take everything from Miyazaki who wasn't even a shadow of himself and although Fahlan was facing a wounded fighter he still managed to get the job done in style with a beautiful shot that completely took away Miyazaki's senses and the Japanese fighter was unable to continue despite getting to his feet. Unfortunately for Fahlan his time in the world rankings was short lived and he lost his very next fight to novice pro Takuma Inoue.
(Video courtesy of SAMHATTHAI @ TV)
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