We had a second successive day of title action in Japan on Tuesday as Katsumata Promotions put on a genuinely excellent card. The show, which featured 7 bouts, had 3 bouts for titles.
Before talking about the title bouts we'll quickly go over the under-card. Of the 4 under-card bouts 2 of them took just 45 seconds to complete. These bouts saw Fumio Ujihara (2-1, 2) taking out Yosuke Sato (2-7m 2) in just 14 seconds and Shinjiro Kawata (1-0, 1) taking 31 seconds to defeat Seiji Honma (0-4).
The other two undercard bouts saw Hyuma Fujioka (4-2-1) clearly out pointing Keisuke Fujii (3-4, 2) over 4 rounds whilst Hideyuki Watanabe (7-6-2, 5) really struggled past Japanese based Filipino Rene Dacquel (10-3, 3).
The first of the 3 title fights saw Jovylito Aligarbes (10-2, 4) score the biggest victory of his career as he upset fellow Filipino Angelito Merin (7-3-2, 1). Merin, attempting to defend the WBC Youth Super Flyweight title was stopped in just 2 rounds by Aligarbes.
It wasn't just the WBC Youth Super Flyweight title that changed hands by also the Japanese Flyweight title as Suguru Muranaka (19-2-1, 5) took the narrowest of split decisions over Takuya Kogawa (22-3, 13). Kogawa, attempting to defend the title for the 4th time, was surprised by the aggressiveness of Muranaka who will now be expected to defend the title against Masayuki Kuroda as part of the Champions Carnival.
The main event here also saw a new champion crowned, at least technically, as Yuzo Kiyota (24-4-1, 22) stopped Shintaro Matsumoto (10-4, 8) and reclaimed the OPBF Super Middleweight title. Kiyota, although the new champion, was fighting for the title he vacated earlier this year to challenge for a world title. In the interim no one had won the title so, the new champion is technically the old champion.
We try and give you the latest results on all the fights from Asia.