We continue with our Remarkable Rounds series this week with a recent round, coming from 2019. Although it's a newer round it is a phenomenal round with drama, excitement, a knockdown, bombs being traded and intense action between two talented youngsters. It also had one of the most remarkable moments, when the both men landed at the same time and both were rocked backwards!
The fight this is taken from is one of the gems from 2019, and whilst the best round form it we suggest everyone does try and give it a watch if they do have the time for something a bit more meaty than this 3 minute excerpt from it.
Toshiya Ishii (2-0, 1) Vs Haruki Ishikawa (8-1, 6)
In one corner was former amateur standout out Toshiya Ishii He had impressed in his first two bouts but was stepping up here against as he took part in his first 8 rounder, taking on Haruki Ishikawa for the JBC Youth Bantamweight title.
As for Ishikawa he wasn't a standout amateur but had shown a lot of promising, coming runner up in the 2018 Rookie of the Year and scoring two solid wins earlier in 2019. He had shown power, aggression, skills and a lot of promise.
The round saw both men come out aggressively with Ishii on the front foot. Just seconds into the round however Ishii found himself on his backside in the round's first knock down. He wasn't hurt but it did take him out of his rhythm for a moment. Soon after the bout restarted the two men began trading and both men rocked each other with shots at the same time, with both being visible shaken. From there on the bout became a war, with huge shots landing through out.
Although he was hurt several times Ishii relied on some of his amateur experience to clear his head and smother Ishikawa before finding his groove again and having Ishikawa on the verge of going down as we went into the final moments of the round.
After this round the fight continued to be a dramatic one, and ended in spectacular fashion in round 4, but this round was certainly the highlight from one of the best JBC Youth title bouts we've had so far.
Given both men are still very young fighters we might, if we're lucky, see these two share a ring again one day down the line... fingers crossed there!
We've still no major fights taking place on however we still have a lot of archive videos we can share, and with that in mind we bring another volume of our "5 Bouts to enjoy during Isolation" series. This week we do probably the strongest 5 bouts so far. We have a future world in a thriller, a Japanese youth title bout, a pair of Japanese national title bouts and a criminally over-looked world title bout.
We have explosive action, intense action and some fantastic rounds across these 5 bouts!
Once again we want you to enjoy some boxing and these are very much bouts that are easy to enjoy so sit back, grab a beer and enjoy 5 fantastic fights from the world of Asian boxing!
Myung Woo Yuh (17-0, 3) vs Oh Kong Son (19-1, 9) 
Toshiya Ishii (2-0, 1) Vs Haruki Ishikawa (8-1, 6) 
Takefumi Sakata (17-0-1, 7) vs Trash Nakanuma (20-2, 8) I 
Nobuyuki Shindo (20-4-1, 8) vs Akinori Watanabe (37-7, 31)
Osamu Sato (24-1-1, 13) Vs Willie Jorrin (28-0, 12) 
Thinking Out East
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