It's not often that Wednesdays are action packed days in the boxing world but today was one of the rare Wednesdays where the action just seemed to keep rolling.
The most notable card of the day was in Osaka at the Bodymaker Colosseum as fans in attendance and watching on TBS saw a double world title card. The first of the world title bouts saw WBA Minimumweight champion Ryo Miyazaki (19-0-3, 11) stopping Mexican challenger Carlos Velarde (23-3-1, 13) in really eye catching fashion. The bout, which had been enthralling from the start really had one of those rare unexpected "KTFO" moments that become highlight moments. The bout in full can be read about in more detail in our full write up.
The second title bout, which ended in equally dramatic fashion saw WBA Light Flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka (12-0, 8) defending his title for the first time as he stopped Thai challenger Wisanu Kokietgym (43-9-2, 13). Despite going in to the bout as the WBA #2 challenger Kokietgym really was given no chance at all. In the end up put up a weak challenge unable to out box Ioka and unable to impose himself before being stopped by an Ioka combination in round 9. As with the Miyazaki fight, we've done a full write up here.
On the same card, though not televised were victories for the hard hitting Masao Nakamura (15-1, 15) who stopped EakKhunphol Mor Krungthepthonburi (7-4, 4) in 5 rounds, Sho Ishida (13-0, 6) who out pointed Tawanrung Eausampan (5-2, 2) and Takahiro Yamamoto (9-3, 6) who also claimed a decsion as he defeated Ngaotawan Sithsaithong (10-10-1, 5).
As well as the bouts in Osaka there was also a card in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand and Seoul, South Korea.
The main event in Thailand saw the highly regarded Petch Sor Chitpattana (18-0, 13) successfully defend his WBC Youth Super Flyweight title against Ma Wu Ling (1-2-1). Although on paper the bout was a mismatch Ling put up a very spirited effort and appears to be much better than his record indicates.
The other bouts on the card saw former world champion, and former Ioka victim Oleydong Sithsamerchai (48-1-1, 17) claim a 6 round decision over veteran Falazona Fidal (20-35-1, 7) and Khunkhiri Wor Wisaruth (9-4-1, 5) stopping Pongpan Patanakan Gym (0-4) in 2 rounds.
South Korea's main event saw Korean world champion Hyun-Mi Choi (7-0-1, 2) successfully defend her WBA Featherweight title thanks to a hard fought victory over Australian challenger Shannon O'Connell (7-2, 4). This was the 7th successive title defense for the 22 year old Choi who amazingly claimed the belt on her professional debut.
Choi's title wasn't the only one on the card as Nam Joon Lee (7-4-3, 3) made the first defense of his South Korean Featherweight title thanks to a draw with Bong Joon Suk (5-1-2, 1). The split draw (96-95 each way and 95-95) reflected the genuinely close nature of the bout.
Promising Lightweight Jae Woo Lee (4-1, 4) scored his 3rd victory of the year as he stopped Jong Won Won (7-12-1, 3) in the 2nd of a scheduled 8 rounds. Light Middleweight Je Ni Ma (4-1-2, 3) also continued his successful campaign thanks to his first decision victory over coming Sang Joon Park (3-3-1).
In the other 3 bouts, all featuring debutants, Se Joon Song (1-0) and Tae-Il Kim (1-0) got off to perfect starts defeating Da-Won Suh (0-2) and Hyun-Shik Kim (0-1). Sadly for Ji Hoon Kim (0-1) his debut didn't get off to a great start with him dropping a decision to Moon Sun Jung (1-1)
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