It's fair to say that 2014 has been a year of mixed emotions for Kohei Kono. He kicked off the year expecting it to be a big year for his career and early on it looked that way as he lined up a fight for the WBA Super Flyweight title against Thailand's Denkaosan Kaovichit. Sadly the months following the bout have been thoroughly frustrating for the Japanese hard man who has been frozen out of action due to domestic issues with the man he is expected to fight next.
Rather than dwelling on the issues however we thought we'd bring you this video of the bout between Kono and Kaovichit which certainly a notable fight. Even more so when you consider that Kaovichit had beaten Kono's compatriot Nobuo Nashiro in his previous bout and that this bout was both a world title bout and a chance to reignite the always great Thailand Vs Japan rivalry.
We won't ruin the bout though we are looking forward to seeing both men in the ring again before the year is over.
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