Earlier today fight fans in Osaka saw OPBF Middleweight champion Koki Tyson (12-2-2, 11) [太尊 康輝] record his first defense of the title, as he battered limited Korean challenger Sung Jae Ahn (6-4, 1), how did little to really test the champion.
Ahn was hurt early in the bout and it was clear there was a huge gulf in physical strength, power and speed. Ahn tried to to put Tyson under pressure by getting close, and smothering the Japanese fighter's power. That tactic had some small success, with a headclash damaging Tyson slightly, but that success was very limited.
The power of Tyson always looked like too much, and in round 4 the Korean was dropped hard. He showed his fighting spirit by recovering to his feet but was counted out as he rose the referee svaing him from what could have been a rather painful beating.
The win will push Tyson up towards more notable competition, but questions will need to be asked of the OPBF who had Ahn highly ranked respite the fect he has fought just once in the last 2 years, and only twice in the last 4 years! Maybe it's the ranking committee took a long hard look at themselves as some of the recent match ups have been very disappointing, like wise Jack Brubaker's recent bout with Mark Sale.
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Tomorrow fight fans in Japan will be able to see OPBF Middleweight champion Koki Tyson (11-2-2, 10) [太尊 康輝] defending his title against Korean challenger Sung Jae Ahn (6-3, 1). Today, ahead of their bout, the two fighters took part in their weigh in with both men making weight for the contest.
Tyson, defending the belt for the first time, came in at the divisional limit of 160lbs. He looked in great shape at the weight in and seemed very releaxed ahead of what is, essentially, a make or break fight for his career. A win will see him move towards bigger and better fights whilst a loss would see his title reign being a very and disappointing one.
The challenger, who looked notably smaller than the champion was around 158.75lbs on the scales, and although he looked in good shape himself he did look to be a man who who had almost blown up in weight, as opposed to losing weight to make the limit.
The bout will headline "You will the Champion 8" and will be available on demand on boxingraise.com for those interested in watching the contest.
Tyson hunts first defense as he takes on Korean challenger!
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Earlier today saw Muto gym hold a press conference to announce an April 16th show at the Sumiyoshi Ward Center in Osaka. The card isn't set to be the strongest show ever but it will be a notable one with the headline bout being the rign return of OPBF Middleweight champion Koki Tyson (11-2-2, 10) [太尊 康輝].
The heavy handed Middleweight, who actually has a world ranking at the moment, upset Dwight Ritchie for the title last yeah and has been inactive since. Today we learned that he will be back to defend his title against against Korean Sung Jae Ahn (6-3, 1), a former KBF Middleweight champion.
The heavy handed Tyson is unbeaten since suffering a defeat to Akio Shibata in November 2015, since then he has claimed the WBC Youth title and OPBF title, though did suffer a set back last July when he was held to a controversial draw against Joon Yong Lee.
Ahn has surprisingly gotten this shot despite a prolong absence from the ring, in fact he's not fought since winning the KBF title in May 2015. He comes into this bout on the back of a 4 fight winning and he has never been stopped, but he has only been 10 rounds once and has shown little power over the course of his career.
Tyson has stated that if he wins here then he'd be looking to move into a world title fight later in the year, though obviously he would be much unfancied against any of the top Middleweights world wide.
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