Former 2-weight world champion Akira Yaegashi (22-5, 12) kept up his pursuit of a third world title as he easily over-came Indonesian visitor Said M Said (2-3, 1) with a 3rd round KO earlier today at the Korakuen Hall.
The match, a clear mismatch from the day it was announced, was intended to see how Yaegashi looked at Flyweight and to try and keep in sharp, and in fairness he looked good. Though on the other hand Said was a limited foe.
From the opening bell Yaegashi looked confident, calm and strong. He showed solid defense whilst coming forward and pressing the action and also showed good timing, particular with his body shots and uppercuts.
Although he was in control it was clear that he didn't want to hang around and his body shots were taking their toll on the visitor who was left sprawled on the canvas without having given Yaegashi any problems at all.
After the bout Yaegashi seemed to suggest he was happy to challenge any of the champions at 108lbs, 112lbs or 115lbs and it's clear he's angling for a world title fight at the end of this year. From what we gather he appears to want that shot on Ohashi card penciled in for late December, and will be headlined by Naoya Inoue's return to the ring.
Note-Said has a reported record of 10-4-1 (4), believable record considering how poorly boxrec manage to record records for fighters from Indonesia.
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