In the west fans wouldn't get excited if they saw men with records of 2-1-1 and 5-2-1 (2) fighting against each other. In fact with records like that you would suspect the fighters would be opening a small card with next to no interest in the bout which would likely be a 4 rounder. In Japan however fighters like that can actually be very talented and fighters between them can be genuine good fights with 2 men who have genuine talent. That was seen in the recent 8 round bout between Ryoichi Tamura and Kenji Kubo.
The bout had it all. It had good quality boxing early on, it had high tempo action in the middle and at the end it had a definitive winner as one of the fighters, who looked exhausted from his effort, was dropped hard. For those who like action this was a bout they should enjoy and hopefully we'll get to see a lot more of both men.
(Video courtesy of nov K)
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