Former WBA Minimumweight champion Ryo Miyazaki (23-1-3, 14) continued his climb back to redemption earlier today when he made light work of Thailand's over-matched Namphol Sithsaithong (7-10, 5).
The bout, a tune up bout for Miyazaki, saw the Japanese fighter having too much of everything for the Thai who was stopped in the 4th round, having been dropped 3 times in the round, as well as once in round 3.
The flawed but fun Japanese warrior is famously remembered by many for losing a major upset at the end of 2013 to Thailand's then unheralded Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. That loss hit Miyazaki's career hard and seemed to kill his love for the sport, at least at one point.
It took almost 9 months for Miyazaki to return to the ring following that defeat though he has now recorded a trio of victories and got his career back on track.
Although not the most talented or rounded fighter on the planet Miyazaki is an exciting warrior and he now hopes to show that warrior spirit at the world level again. His eyes seem to be set on the WBA Light Flyweight title, currently held by compatriot Ryoichi Taguchi (21-2-1, 8) and it seems very possible that a meeting between the two could go down in either the summer, with September looking possible, or in a major card on December 31st.
(Image courtesy of daily.co.jp)
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