Earlier today in Bangkok, Thailand, fans had the chance to see world ranked Light Middleweight contender Takayuki Hosokawa (26-10-3, 9) in action as he battled against Indonesian foe Moses Seran (24-19, 11) in a bout for the lightly regarded IBF Asia Light Middleweight title.
The bout was Hosokawa's first bout outside of his native Japan though it'll have been a very pleasant trip abroad for the former Japanese Light Middleweight champion who made extremely light work of Seran who was stopped in just 98 seconds by the Japanese fighter who looked heavier handed than ever before, in fact it was Hosokawa's first stoppage loss.
The 29 year old Japanese fighter found a home for his straight left hand almost immediately and quickly dropped his Indonesian foe. Essentially that was all there was too the bout.
Sadly for Seran this this was his 11th stoppage loss in total and his 3rd in Thailand. He is however no Light Middleweight, as known by the fact Japanese Super Featherweights such as Takashi Uchiyama and Masao Nakamura in the past as well Thailand's Terdsak Kokietgym.
Hopefully this will boost Hosokawa's standing with the IBF and possibly help him move towards a world title fight, that may seem unlikely though it is clearly his long term aim.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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