When we think of world ranked Japanese fighter we tend to think of the heavier weights, however there is a world ranked Japanese Heavyweight, who could in theory fight for the WBC world title in the near future.
That world ranked fighter is Kyotaro Fujimoto (13-1, 7) who was in action this past Wednesday at the Korakuen Hall where he recorded his 8th straight win and over-came Mexican slugger David Torres Garcia (10-2, 9) with a 3rd round KO win.
From the opening bell it was the Japanese fighter who looked more like a boxer. He was in significantly better shape and it showed with Kyotaro bouncing on his toes and show casing his speed and jab. Garcia, who did have a punchers reputation, looked slow and sloppy and was unable to avoid anything that Kyotaro threw.
By round 2 it seemed less a case of if Kyotaro would win, and rather more a question of when. That was answered relatively early in round 3 as he upped the pace and sent the Mexican to the canvas. The visitor got to his feet but was down again shortly afterwards where he remained for the 10 count.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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