October 30th 2014- Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Kosei Tanaka (3-0, 1) Vs Ryui Hara (18-0, 10)
Through out 2014 we were raving about a Japanese youngster who we compared to Naoya Inoue in terms of talent, in fact we later went on to proclaim him as our 2014 Prospect of the Year. That was Kosei Tanaka a teenage sensation. Tanaka's most notable bout of the year saw him taking on OPBF Minimumweight champion Ryuji Hara, a man widely regarded as a top 10, if not top 5, fighter in the Minimumweight division. It was aggressive match making from Tanaka's team but the sort of match up that can allow a young fighter to really make an impression on the sport. For fans of high speed boxing with everything on the line this is a treat and although it wasn't a "war" it was still a truly tremendous bout between two highly skilled young fighters each looking to prove themselves.
[Note-This fight is the first to be featured TWICE in our video section as we were also able to come across a fan cam video of the fight which is available here]
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