Earlier today Japan's Koki Tyson (10-2-2, 10) [太尊 康輝] fought to an unexpected draw with Korean Joon Yong Lee (5-4-4, 3). Despite that draw the plan from Tyson's team seems to be to continue chasing an OPBF title bout for November.
Following his draw today Tyson revealed that his bout was a prelude ahead of a bout with Dwight Ritchie (14-0-0-4, 1), with that bout being looked at for November with the big punching Tyson looking to get a second shot at the Oriental title, following last year's loss to Akio Shibata.
The Japanese puncher believes that the draw won't harm his chance to get a shot at Ritchie, but the reality is that the champion will take a lot of positives form this bout, with Tyson's power seemingly being over-rated and it would seem likely that Ritchie's confidence would grow, if it needed to. Sadly though the draw may have left his team rethinking the plan and perhaps push back the title fight until 2017, when he could improve on some of the holes that were seen here.
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