May 1st 2017-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Hikaru Nishida (15-8-1, 7) vs Tomohiro Ebisu (17-4, 17)
Back in May Japanese fight fans saw their national Middleweight title scene being cleared up, as regular champion Hikaru Nishida [西田 光] battled interim champion Tomohiro Ebisu [胡 朋宏] in an absolute barn burner.
November 3rd 2009- Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Tomohiro Ebisu (3-0, 3) vs Hiroki Kato (5-0, 2)
There is something that always seems to happen when Tomohiro Ebisu [胡 朋宏] steps in the ring. One way, or another, the bout will not go the distance. This was seen in an early career bout when he took on the unbeaten Hiroki Kato [加藤 大樹].
May 31st 2014-City Sogo Gym, Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan
Tomohiro Ebisu (12-3, 12) Vs Kevin Thomas Cojean (13-5-1, 4)
Japan's Tomohiro Ebisu [胡朋宏] was, in 2013, the Japanese Middleweight champion. In 2014 he tested out new weights and in one of those bouts he faced Frenchman Kevin Thomas Cojean.
We all love fighters who go for the KO and it's fair to say that Tomohiro Ebisu is a man who lives or dies by the sword and has true belief in his power. Sometimes it gets him in trouble, as his 4 stoppage losses show. More often than not however it's simply too much for his opponents. One case of it being too much came against Indonesian visitor Satria Antasena who was force fed bombs from Ebisu.
Despite taking numerous major shots through the bout Antasena was eventually stopped with a jab. We kid you not, a limp looking jab. It seemed however it was the accumulation of shots that finished off the Indonesian as opposed to the single shot.
It seems that in the west we question fighters who take their power up through the weight divisions and seem happy to accuse them of illegal activity. If Tadashi Yuba was fighting in the west we dare say he would come under scrutiny for his rise through the divisions.
Yuba claimed his first national title at 135lbs and later became a national champion at Middleweight following his win over Carlos Linares in a thriller. Prior to getting his hands on Linares however Yuba had to earn the opportunity to compete for the Japanese Middleweight crown, he did this by defeating Tomohiro Ebisu, one of the true heavy hitters on the Japanese domestic scene.
Going in to the fight Ebisu had a record of 8-1 (8) and at 23 years old he was seen a rising young force in the Middleweight division. Yuba was 34, an old man with 47 bouts under his record including 7 losses, in fact Yuba had lost 2 of his previous 3. Those stats didn't help Ebisu who in many ways over-looked Yuba and was made to pay for his mistakes by eating hard southpaw left hands.
Early in round 3 the warning scene were on show as Ebisu was rocked. The youngster fought back hard but was dropped soon afterwards from a very sharp left hook. He got to his feet but a follow attack saw off the dangerous youngster who had the referee save him before he ended up going down again.
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