This weekend has been a hectic one for Asian boxing, and unfortunately we were all away so now we're catching up on the stories of the weekend!
One of the most high profile Asian bouts from the past few days saw Hong Kong star Rex Tso (20-0, 12) [曹星如] claim a thrilling decision win over Ryuto Maekawa (11-1-1, 7) [前川 龍斗] in a bout that was incredible to say the least.
The bout started fast and never slowed down as the two fighters threw everything at each other in a brilliant back and forth that saw neither man willing to given up their unbeaten records. Sadly for Maekawa the result did see him losing unbeaten record, courtesy of scores of 98-92, twice, and 99-91, though fans thought the bout was much closer than those cards suggested, and it seemed that neither man deserved to lose.
After the bout Maekawa was taken to hospital, with the 20 year old, suffering a burst eardrum, but has since been cleared and has flown back to Japan with a hugely enhanced reputation and it's clear that the 20 year old is better than he had looked in bouts prior to this one.
For Tso, who continued his unbeaten record, the bout was another tough and draining one and although he passed the gut check there is some worries about how he'll fair when he steps up again. It seems like we could find out in 2017 with Tso being linked to Kohei Kono and Jamie Conlan, in what would be another boxing treat for fans of mindless wars and wonderful violence!
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