Fans in Tokyo on Monday saw Japanese youngster Ken Shiro (4-0, 3) score another impressive victory as he became the first fighter to stop domestic foe Takashi Omae (13-5-5, 1). The win may not register as big one in the west but in Japan the win was a real statement for the fast rising youngster who appears to be on the fast track to the top.
Following the win the youngster managed to show an incredibly mature head in picking a number of flaws with his performance, a performance that many at ringside were blown away by. Despite those flaws he seemed to know that he was impressive and that his ability is much more than that typically seen in a 4-0 prospect. In fact he already seems to feel that he is ready for title level.
The youngster stated that his goal for the rest of 2015 is to win his first belt. Interestingly he seems open to fighting for either the Japanese title or the OPBF belt, which is likely to become vacant in the coming weeks. It seems that that is the first of two goals the youngster has set himself for the short term with the other being to win a world title in 2016.
That seems to be a big ask but considering the match making that Ken Shiro has had so far it certainly doesn't seem out of the question for the youngster to achieve his goals, and to do so in the time frame that he's hoping to do them.
Whilst the full fight had yet to be uploaded a portion of the fight has surfaced already. It's a short clip but one that seems ideal to post here, and was originally posted on Ken Shiro's own facebook account.
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