In late 2013 Suguru Muranaka scored a break out win by defeating Takuya Kogawa in a very competitive contest to win the Japanese Flyweight title and throw his hat into the mix in boxing deepest division. In his first defense of the title Muranaka battled against former Japanese Light Flyweight champion Masayuki Kuroda. It was, on paper, a very interesting contest between a man looking to prove his quality against a man looking to become a 2-weight national champion.
Although interesting on paper the bout became some what one sided as one man took more than his share of punishment and was left swollen, exhausted and eventually stopped by the referee who showed some mercy despite the bout only have around 2 minutes of the contest left.
Whilst Kuroda was a Japanese champion he is probably better known by international fans for his world title bout with Juan Carlos Reveco. If you're a fan of the Flyweight division that bout is well worth a watch, especially with Reveco now scheduled to fight Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep.
(Video courtesy of 村中優後援会)
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