One fighter that we love is Sho Ishida who has become one of Japanese boxing's top prospects in recent fights. Had you first saw him in this fight from May 2013 you may actually be surprised by his serious development in recent fights.
This bout saw Ishida fighting against Thailand's little known Tawanrung Eausampan. Tawanrung had been blasted out in 2 rounds in his previous fight by rising Filipino star Albert Pagara and many had expected Ishida to do the same. Instead Ishida got 8 very good rounds from Tawanrung, actually losing some of the rounds on one of the scorecards. It seems that the bout did a lot to help Ishida find his strengths and weaknesses and he's gone from strength to strength after the bout.
Interesting for Tawanrung his very next fight saw him going 10 rounds with Filipino Froilan Saludar. Having gone the distance with both Saludar and Ishida you may be wondering how Pagara stopped him, but having seen that fight we would say it was a somewhat premature stoppage and Tawanrung was looking full in control of himself when the referee waved off the bout following a mandatory 8 count.
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