It's fair to say that the big names in Japanese boxing are made at the Korakuen Hall, the Japanese boxing equivalent to Madison Square Garden. Some fighters have their defining moments there, but this Monday 2 fighters started their promising careers there.
Firstly lets start at the beginning of the show.
The show, promoted by Ichiriki Promotions, kicked off with Golgo Nakagawa (2-1, 2) stopping debutant Shunsuke Mori (0-1) in the second round. This was followed by Muneyuki Kishii (2-1, 1) out pointing th previously unbeaten Takashi Yamaguchi (1-1), Yuda Arai (3-1-2, 2) blasting out Ryuichi Takahashi (1-4) in 2 rounds, Koki Kobayashi (2-0, 1) narrowly out pointing Reiya Abe (1-1) and Shinya Fujita (2-1-1, 1) taking a decision over Kensho Tokutome (1-2, 1) as we ran through the 4 round bouts.
It's fair to say that the 4 round bouts weren't the point of interest, instead if was the two bouts scheduled for 6 rounds.
The first of those saw Kenta Onjo (1-0, 1) making a blink and you miss it debut stopping Tanut Sitmanopchai (0-1) in just 41 seconds. It appears that Kenta was a good amateur though we're in the dark a little as to just how good he was.
The second 6 round contest saw the debut of Hikaru Marugame (1-0, 1). Muragame is perhaps one of the most-overlooked Japanese amateur of recent years having competed at the World Championships in 2009. Marugame made an impressive debut stopping Makoto Kato (7-7, 2) in the second round.
The show then closed off with two bouts scheduled for 8 round. These saw Takahisa Nayuki (10-9, 2) scoring his second career stoppage by stopping Kazuya Soma (5-4-2, 4) in round 7 and Japan's #10 ranked Lightweight Tsukasa Saito (17-2, 12) stopping Yoshinori Kanzaki (10-7-1, 5) early in round 4.
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