This past weekend in Osaka fans saw former 4-time world title Hiroyuki Hisataka (24-13-1, 10) pick up his 24th professional win as he dominated 22 year old prospect Keisuke Tabuchi (9-3-2, 7) in an 8 round bout.
Hisataka, who is best known for losing in world title shots to Takefumi Sakata, Denkaosan Kaovichit, Hugo Fidel Cazares and Omar Andres Narvaez, showed his experience and ability from the off. He used his busy jab from the opening bell and his smart footwork, making Tabuchi look slow and clumsy.
The great start from Hisataka saw him take a commanding lead before a bit of a late fight back from Tabuchi, as Hisataka slowed. Although Tabuchi did have a bit of a fight back, he did struggle to win more than a round.
At the 8 rounds the scores were clearly in favour of the experienced man with the cards reading 78-74,80-74 and 80-73 all in favour of Hisataka.
This was Hisataka's second win following a trio of losses to talented fights, such as Narvaez, Ryo Matsumoto and Takuya Kogawa.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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