Kenshiro Teraji safeguarded his WBA and WBC light flyweight titles on Saturday with an outstanding and ensured efficiency.
The merged champ kept both crowns with a ninth-round interruption of late replacement Anthony Olascuaga.
Teraji battled fire with fire against the formerly unbeaten opposition in an amusing fight at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan.
The new Olascuaga, a smart, bold, and enthusiastic skill, succeeded in his very first title bout. He’ll certainly return in spite of losing.
Hailing from Los Angeles, California, the 24-year-old was training for a fight at a program on April 15 in Osaka when he got the call to change WBO champ, Jonathan Gonzalez. ‘Bomba’ fell ill, so he leapt at it.
Olascuaga came out vibrant in the preliminary, searching for the knockout. But skilled Teraji revealed guile by masterfully working the body well. He intensified his attacks by landing jolting mixes upstairs.
Kenshiro Teraji knocks a challenger out of the ring
During the 3rd round, in an exchange of blows, Teraji wobbled Olascuaga prior to an attack occurred. This triggered the gloves of the opposition to touch the canvas briefly.
Referee Mark Nelson provided a count. However, it was just a short reprieve for the young competitor.
Versatile, skilled, effective, and callous, Teraji took control of with brave Olascagua, attempting to counterattack. But, in round 9, completion came, and it was drapes.
Teraji caught the opposition on the ropes and landed a barrage of blows to the head that sent out Olascuaga through the ropes and almost out of the ring.
The fight was instantly stopped to conserve him.
Olascuaga ended with his very first loss. But with a trustworthy efficiency. He’s still just twenty-four. He has actually banked experience to yield future dividends.
Teraji enhances his record to 21 wins with 13 knockouts and just one loss. The fight was relayed live on ESPN and Amazon Prime Japan.
Also on the card, kickboxing legend Tenshin Nasukawa recuperated from his Floyd Mayweather beatdown to win his boxing launching.
Tenshin beat the even more skilled Yuki Yonaha by means of a six-round consentaneous choice in Japan.
The 24-year-old revealed flashes of luster in carding 60-53 [twice] and 59-55 on the cards.
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