Earlier tody Ohashi gym put on their latest show, and although not one of their super packed world title cards it was still a deep show littered with notable fighters.
In one of the shows earlier bouts former Japanese Light Welterweight title challenger Valentine Hosokawa (21-6-3, 9) [細川バレンタイン], who bounced back from his controversial 2016 loss to Hiroki Okada with a dominant decision win over Ohashi's Quaye Peter (9-9-2, 5). Peter, who must have viewed this as a must win, was never able to match Hosokawa and has now suffered 3 straight losses, leaving his career in jeopardy. As for Hosokawa the win ended a 2-fight slide and keeps him in the title mix.
Another fighter picking up a decision win was former Japanese Super Featherweight champion Seiichi Okada (20-6-1, 11) [岡田 誠一] who scored a straight foward win against Kentaro Yamada (8-8-1, 6) [山田 健太郎].
In terms of bouts that didn't go the distance there was a good domestic win for former world title challenger Ryuji Hara (22-2, 12) [原隆二], who took 6 rounds to see off Akiyoshi Kanazawa (14-7-4, 7) [金沢 晃佑]. For Kanazawa the loss saw him being stopped for just the 2nd time in 25 fights but Hara will need to score a tougher win to earn another world title shot.
Int he main support bout fans saw the fast rising Koki Inoue (7-0, 6) [浩樹井上] score a career best win as he destroyed Japanese ranked Light Welterweight Mitsuyoshi Fujita (10-3, 3) [藤田 光良] in 5 rounds. Fujita put up a good fight, and had some moments, but was broken down by Inoue's pressure, power and work rate. Now it seems like Ohashi will push for Inoue to get a title fight in the coming months, and with his style he is very TV friendly.
In the main event Ryo Matsumoto (19-1, 17) [松本 亮] defeated Hideo Sakamoto (17-4-3, 5) [坂本 英生] in less than 2 minutes to make a statement, and begin his hunt for a world title fight.
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