Masuda and Numata both win
This past Wednesday saw several fighters in action in Japan and in Australia. We'll start our look on the day in Japan where Tokuhon Shinto Promotions put on a 9 fight show.
This card began with 5 bouts scheduled for 4 rounds. Surprisingly all of them went the scheduled distance. These saw unanimous decision wins for Kyohei Tsunashima (4-3, 3) surprisingly going the distance for the first time in his career as he out pointed Kenji Fujiyama (3-3, 2) who went the distance for just the second time in 6 fights. These also saw Naoki Inaba (2-1) defeat Araki Yamazaki (1-2, 1) and Katsuya Abe (2-3) defeat Hiroomi Miyauchi (1-3).
In much closer close bouts we saw split decision victories for Tomokazu Ueda (3-1), over Masafumi Ando (2-3), and Hirokazu Sakashita (2-0) over Junki Abe (1-3-1).
As well as the 5 bouts over the short distance the show also had 4 bouts scheduled for 8 rounds. Having noted that all of the under-card bouts went the distance it's worth noting that not a single one of the main bouts went beyond 6 rounds.
The shortest of the main bouts was the headliner as Koji Numata (21-7-1, 16) stopped Ryo Okayama (8-2, 5) in 4 rounds. This was Numata's first bout since losing to Charlie Ota back in June.
As well as the 4 rounder we also had a couple of bouts that were over in round 5 as Akinori Hoshino (11-5-1, 8) stopped Jilo Merlin (13-19-2, 2) and Ricky Sismundo (25-7-111) stopped fellow Filipino Randy Megrino (14-16-2, 8).
The key match on the card however was that of Kentaro Masuda (18-6, 10) who was effectively fighting for his right to fight for the Japanese national title next year. Masuda managed to maintain his lofty status on the national rankings with a solid stoppage over Yusuke Tachikawa (9-4-1, 3).
Down in Australia things weren't great for Asian fighters. These bout saw Dennapa Bigshotcamp (12-30, 4) losing a decision to the unbeaten Cameron Hammond (6-0, 3), Dechapon Suwunnalird (6-26, 2) beaten up and stopped in 3 by Damien Hooper (6-0, 6). Things weren't any better for Indonesia's Erick Diaz Siregar (16-20-1, 4) who lasted just 40 seconds with Brayd Smith (8-0, 7).
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