Keita Obara retains Japanese title
This past Monday saw reason Promotions puttung on small, but very interesting, show at the korakuen Hall as a new week kicked off with some very interesting action.
The results from the show that we have saw Hirotsugu Yamamoto (16-9-2, 2) taking a split 6th round technical decision over Shogo Ishikawa (10-5, 3). The bout, which proved to be very tough to score, saw one judge scoring the bout to Yamamoto 59-57 whilst the other two judges were split 58-57 giving Yamamoto a very narrow victory.
The second result we have saw Ryuichi Funai (20-6, 14) stopping Masafumi Otake (14-12-3, 7) midway in to round 3. This was one of two undercard bouts that ended early with the other seeing Masayuki Ito (13-0-1, 5) making very light work of Kentaro Yamada (8-4-1, 6) who lasted less than a minute in to round 2.
Despite the undercard results it's fair to say everyone came for the main event which saw Keita Obara (10-1, 9), the Japanese champion at 140lbs, stopping Tetsuya Hasunuma (7-5-3, 3). The fight, which started well for Hasunuma, turned in round 7 when Obara started to get success with his pressure, by round 8 Hasunuma looked done and although he was brave in round 9 the stoppage was inevitable as Obara's bombs took their effect on the challenger.
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