The bout didn't just turn out to be Ishida's last as a Middleweight but also a complete mismatch with Pangaribuan really not fit to step in the ring with the talented Ishida who had his way almost from the opening bell. Within a round the Indonesian was down and in round 2 Ishida could seemingly smell blood dropping his lesser skilled foe twice in round 2. Pangaribuan was counted out after the second knockdown though it seemed Ishida was was a little embarrassed by how easily he had put away his over-matched foe.
Since this bout Ishida has made the move to Heavyweight and fought in a very competitive contest with Japanese Heavyweight champion Kyotaro Fujimoto. He now appears to have his eyes firmly set on getting a rematch with Fujimoto and becoming the Japanese Heavyweight champion. If he manages to do that then it'll be a great accomplishment for a Japanese fighter who is better known outside of his homeland than inside it, strangely.
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