This past weekend Japanese fans in Osaka got a non-JBC affiliated show that saw two new WBF Asia champions being crowned in international bouts.
At Super Flyweight Yuya Nakamura (3-1, 3)* scored a 2nd round KO win against Indonesian fighter Afrizal Tamboresi (11-6, 6)*. Nakamura, an unknown even in Japanese boxing circles, appears to have been making his Japanese debut, after having previously fought in China and the Philippines. With the win he adds the title to the WBC Asian Boxing Council Silver Bantamweight title that he won in the Philippines in 2014.
For Tamboresi the loss was a second defeat on Japanese soil and a 4th straight defeat.
The other was at Super Featherweight where Yuki Ishizumi (7-6-1, 1)* claimed the title with a split decision win Jae Bong Jang (9-4, 3)*. Interestingly this bout is listed on boxrec as being Jang's first in more than 7 years, making the WBF's decision to let him fight for one of their titles a very peculiar one.
The score cards for the Super Featherweight title bout were 96-93, 96-94 and 95-97.
Interestingly these bouts aren't, don't appear likely to be, included on the boxrec database with them likely being "unsanctioned" bouts and also notable is the fact that former world champion Malcolm Tunacao is listed as being a judge for both bouts.
(Image courtesy of the KBA)
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