Earlier today fights fans in Osaka saw Japanese #1 ranked Light Flyweight Tetsuya Hisada (26-9, 16) [久田 哲也] score his 5th straight stoppage as he continued to put pressure on the rest of the division domestically. The under-rated Hisada was up against the tough but limited, and light hitting, Kenta Matsui (7-6, 1) [松井 謙太], who had never been stopped.
Coming into the bout Hisada had stopped his last 4 opponents, Shun Kosaka, though had previously had a 3 fight win-less streak and had gone 3-5-2 during a run from July 2011 to March 2015. His 4 fight winning run had helped him become the #1 contender to the Japanese Light Flyweight crown however the pressure was on him to keep up the winning run as he took on Matsui.
Matsui himself had come into the bout with some confidence had come up short in the past against the likes of Jun Takigawa, twice, and future world title challenger Riku Kano whilst scoring a win last time out against the previously unbeaten Rikito Hattori, the older brother of the tragic Kaito Hattori.
Despite being a tough guy Matsui was unable to survive 8 rounds with Hisada who scored a stoppage with just 2 seconds of the bout left, with Hisada cornering and unloading on Matsui.
Following the win Hisada made it clear that his next target was the Japanese title and it seems like he's going to be particularly interested in the August 7th bout featuring young sensation Ken Shiro, who will face Toshimasa Ouchi in an attempt to unify the Japanese and OPBF titles. If Ken Shiro manages that then it's likely he will vacate one, if not both, and work his way towards a world title bout.
Although Hisada's record is less than stellar he has shared the ring with a small whio's who including Ryoichi Taguchi, Kenichi Horikawa, Hiroyuki Hisataka and Junichi Ebisuoka, explaining some of the losses and draws on his record.
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