In Saitama earlier today Japanese fans had the chance to see the fact rising Kazuto Takesako (4-0, 4) [竹迫 司登] score his 4th straight stoppage win, as he took out the more experienced Hiroshi Ohashi (7-10, 3) [大橋 功弥] in 3 rounds to extend his perfect record.
The talent Takesako, who debuted just 13 months ago with a 2nd round TKO win against Tomoyuki Yokota, has raced through his first 4 foes in just 7 combined rounds but has already been very impressive and after his fight today showed his ambition and desire to make an large impact on the regional scene before the year is over.
Rather than look to develop his experience the hard hitter, who went 30-11 in the amateur ranks, has called out OPBF champion Takayuki Hosokawa (28-10-5, 9) [細川 貴之] and will be hoping to secure a bout with Hosokawa before the year is over. If he can then he could, potentially, end the year as a world ranked Light Middleweight with Hosokawa currently holding a very high IBF ranking. On the other hand Hosokawa has got little to gain from facing the big punching 25 year old and may well look elsewhere, such as to a world title eliminator, rather than risk facing the unheralded but heavy handed Japanese star.
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