It's not often that we get very high quality action on a Monday but that's exactly what we got at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo as "reason Promotions" put on a show dubbed "Diamond Glove".
The show was sold on the fact it was a OPBF double-header though even the none title bouts on the card were interesting bouts.
One of the least important bouts on the card saw Dai Iwai (11-3-1, 5) defeating Hirotsugu Yamamoto (15-8-2, 2) via n 8 round decision. The bout was very hard fought and although Iwai claimed a unanimous decision he certainly didn't have things all his own way though out the bout.
The other, lesser important bout, saw a very competitive victory for Takeshi Goda (6-2, 2) over Kazuki Matsuyama (6-5, 3). This 6 round bout saw very, very little to seperate the fighters and a draw would certainly not have been out of order.
Former 4-weight Japanese national champion Tadashi Yuba (43-8-2, 31) dropped back down to Light Middleweight after campaigning at Middleweight recently and defeated the hard hitting Kengo Nagashima (12-10-2, 11). With the Japanese Light Middleweight title now in the hands of Akio Shibata, a Shibata/Yuba fight does seem an obvious one.
The first of the two title fights on the card to be televised (both of which were televised on tape delay by Fuji TV) saw the hard hitting Hiroki Shiino (10-2, 9) defeat Filipino Dennis Tubieron (15-2-1, 6). This bout, a rematch of Shiino's most recent loss saw the Japanese fighter looking like a man determined to right a wrong and that's what he did thanks to a beautiful 2-punch combination in the second round.
Interestingly Tubieron had failed to make the Bantamweight limit so was unable to win the OPBF Bantamweight title regardless of the result.
In the first defense of his OPBF Super Bantamweight title, the hghly skilled Shingo Wake (14-4-2, 7) put on a masterclass to stop Eita Kikuchi (14-3-4, 6). Despite the WBA rating Kikuchi at #5 it was a genuinely one-sided bout with Wake showing off wonderfully crisp shots which dropped Kikuchi in the opening round then forced a stoppage in the 9th
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