Earlier today Japanese fight fans at the Korakuen Hall got a Welterweight thriller as Japanese ranked fighters Moon Hyun Yun (18-4-3, 4) [尹 文鉉] and Shusaku Fujinaka (15-7-2, 10) [藤中 周作] put on a real action bout.
The fight started calmly enough, with both men looking to win the battle of the jabs though by the end of the round both men looking for a war and putting the jabs to the back of their mind as they went to work. The end of the opening round was the start of a war that saw both men unload heavy leather, with round 2 being one of the best rounds fight fans at the Korakuen Hall will see this year. Although neither man seemed able to hurt the other the action was non-stop.
In round 3 Yun had a break through, hurting Fujinaka with a nasty body shot. Fujinaka gritten his teeth and refused to be broken, seeing out the storm and roaring out hard in round 4 to show his hunger and desire.
Yun started to look tired in round 5 but he refused to be beaten given his early success. Unfortunately as they both became tired mistakes were made, and a headclash resulted in a nasty cut being suffered by Yun above the right eye in round 6. The cut seemed to fire on Fujinaka who knew he was behind on the score cards and he went all out looking for the TKO. Fujinaka's pursuit of a stoppage continued in round 7 but another clash of heads forced a fight ending cut over Yun's left eye.
This time the cut was too serious to continue and forced the bout to the score-cards early. The cards were 68-65, 69-64 and 67-67, giving Yun the majority decision win.
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