Although there was only 1 card of any real interest on Monday it turned out to be a card that was genuinely one of the better cards. With 2 televised world titles bouts and 5 undercard bouts on the card all featuring novices. The show, promoted by Watanbe turned out to be something really enjoyable.
The headline bout saw Takashi Uchiyama (20-0-1, 17) successfully defend his WBA Super Featherweight title with a sickening body shot KO of the previously undefeated Jaider Parra (20-1-1, 10). Parra did, for a few moments manage to give Uchiyama some problems with his jab and movement but the ending seemed inevitable from late in round 4. Full details of the bout can be found here.
The co-feature was unfortunately not as good for the local fans at the Ota-City General Gymnasium as the WBA Super Flyweight title changed hands. The defending champion Kohei Kono (28-8, 11) was unable to convince the judges that he deserved to retain and instead they gave the decision to the challenger Liborio Solis (15-3-1, 7) in what turned out to be a fantastic affair. This bout, in more detail can be read about here.
The undercard featured the highly touted former high school stand out Yoichi Ide (1-0, 1) who scheduled in a 6 rounder but needed only 91 seconds to blast out Thai Banchadej Sithprakaifah (1-3, 1).
As well as Ide there were quick victories for Shoma Koga (2-0, 2) who stopped Takuya Konnai (1-1) in 163 seconds and Masayasu Nakamura (2-0, 2) who stopped Masato Furuta (0-3) in the 3rd round.
Ide was one of 3 debutants on the card, the other had mixed successes. Like Ide, Sohei Nihei (1-0) was successful as he out pointed Takashi Hisano (0-3) whilst Kazuma Ishikura (0-1) lost his debut to Katsuya Murayama (1-2).
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