Former WBA Minimumweight champion Ryo Miyazaki (20-1-3, 11) was sensationally upset earlier today as he unsuccessfully moved back up to Light Flyweight and was stopped by Thailand's world ranked Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr (22-3, 15) in just 3 rounds.
Miyazaki, returning to Light Flyweight for the first time since stopping Michael Landero in an OPBF Light Flyweight title fight back in June 2012, looked off from the beginning. He was tagged with a hard counter at the end of the opening round and struggled to recover as he backed off continually through the second round.
Unfortunately for the Japanese fighter it appeared that Sakkreerin knew that Miyazaki had some sort of problem and in round 3 Miyazaki was dropped hard. Although he got to his feet beating the count her was in no fit position to continue falling in to the referee as the fight was called off.
Although some may feel that Miyazaki just fought a better fighter he didn't ever look himself. The move up from Minimumweight to Light Flyweight might have seemed sensible on paper though it may not have been a big enough move for Miyazaki who may well be forced to jump to Flyweight if not Light Flyweight if his career is set to continue.
For Sakkreerin Jr this was a break out result and could well see him move into the title sweepstakes at 108lbs or 105lbs depending on his personal preference. A fight between Sakkreerin and Miyazaki's stable mate Kazuto Ioka is certainly not out of the question for 2014 if the Ioka Gym look for revenge for this big loss.
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