In 2009 Japan's Hozumi Hasegawa (25-2, 9) the then WBC Bantamweight champion faced off with mandatory challenger Vusi Malinga (18-2-1, 11), with Hasegawa seeking his 8th defense of the title. Today we look at that bout in the latest fight given the English language treatment,
The bout is, for us, one of the most significant bouts of Hasegawa's career, and also one of the most meaningful bouts in Japan in 2009. A very interesting and notable bout at the World Memorial Hall in Kobe.
It's a short bout, but an action packed one!
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