On tonight's packed Golden Boy Promotions card fans in the venue saw two Asian fighters in action and both managed to bounce back from a recent loss.
One of those fighters was the TV friendly Japanese brawler, and current OPBF Welterweight champion, Yoshihiro Kamegai (25-2-1, 22), who made light work of the limited Oscar Godoy (13-4, 6) to record his second win in the US. This was Kamegai's first bout Stateside since his decision loss to Robert Guerrero and sees him leveling up his US record to 2-2-1 surprisingly it ends a 3 fight win-less streak in terms of US bouts since winning his America debut back in October 2011, when he stopped Hector Munoz. Although he has faltered in the US he has wowed fans with his style. Outside of Anerica he is, as mentioned, the OPBF champion.
The other of those fighters was former WBA Light Heavyweight champion Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10) who forced a corner retirement of Bobby Thomas Jr (14-3-1, 9) in what was Shumenov's first fully blown Cruiserweight bout. The Kazakh was fighting for the first time since being beaten by Bernard Hopkins and lost a world title unification bout against the American veteran. We now suspect that Shumenov will be moved towards a world title fight, especially knowing his history with the WBA which has often been welcoming to the Kazakh puncher.
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