Tuesday might seem like a bit of an odd day to have fights but both Japan and Thailand had fights today.
At the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo the American born Japanese based Light Middleweight Charlie Ota (23-1-1, 16) successfully defended his OPBF title belt as he stopped former Japanese Welterweight champion Koji Numata (20-7-1, 15).
Ota-born Charles Bellamy may have been born and raised in New York but has made his home in Japan where he has fought all but 1 of his 25 bouts. Having been the Japanese Light Middleweight champion and now having made an impressive 8 defenses of the OPBF title it wouldn't be out of the question to see him challenging for a world title somewhere down the line (he is currently ranked by the WBA, WBC and WBO).
Also on the card was a decision victory over 8 rounds for Mikiya Ishikawa (8-4, 1) who over-came regular loser Kenta Motoki (6-7-1, 1). This loss was Motoki's 4th in a row over the past 2 years and may well be the end of his career.
The featured 5 other bouts with stoppages in 4 of them. The winners of those 4 bouts were Yusuke Tachikawa (9-3-1, 3), Kenyu Ojima (5-1, 3), Reo Komiyama (4-1-3, 4) and Masafumi Ando (1-2, 1) whilst Ryuji Hirano (5-2-1) had to settle for a decision victory.
In Thailand former world champion Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (27-5-1, 10) successfully defended his WBC Asian Boxing Council Bantamweightas he out pointed Filipino challenger Renz Llagas (6-5-1, 4). Llagas showed some that he's a solid enough journeyman but Suriyan's lack of power, especially at Banamweight, could prevent him from having real success at 118.
The Thai show featured 4 other bouts, all scheduled for 6 rounds. They saw 2 decision victories as Napapol Sor Rungvisai (58-3-1, 46) beat Julius Alcos (20-12, 3) and Kongfah Nakornluang (4-0, 1) defeated debutant Kwanchai Sithsaithong (0-1).
As well as those decision victories there was also stoppages in massive mismatches between with Yodchanchai Nakornloung Promotion (21-3, 17) blasting out Chansak Sor Ratidech (0-1) in a round and Chaiyong Sithsaithong (31-10-3, 22) stopping Jen Yu Jia (2-6-2, 1).
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