We continue to look through some of 2019's most exciting rounds by going hardcore obscure and rewatching a Japanese under-card bout between novices from back in January. Looking back we doubt many will remember the round in question, given it was back on January 19th, on a card that featured some much bigger names, but the truth is that this was a great 3 minutes of fistic fury.
The round in question was the 4th and final round of a bout between Shohei Yamanaka and Tatsuhito Hattori.
You're unlikely to be familiar with the two men in question. The bout was Yamanaka's debut and Hattori was a 35 year old with a 3-1-1 (1) record. The debutant had looked good in the first 2 rounds, winning both, before being dropped in round 3, and both men knew the final round would decide the bout. Neither wanted to lose, and they both gave it all they had in a round that deserves so much more attention than it had.
Since the bout Yamanaka has gone 2-1 whilst Hattori, who turned 36 in October, hasn't fought and it looks like he may not fight again. If he does, lets have a re-run of this!
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