October 14, 2013
Japanese feather champ Hisashi Amagasa (25-4-2, 16 KOs), 125.75, managed to capture the OPBF belt as he was awarded a close but well-received unanimous decision over defending titlist and ex-WBA 122-pound ruler Yul-Li Lee (AKA Retsuri Lee; 20-4-2, 10 KOs), 126, over twelve sizzling rounds on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Amagasa, a lanky and taller boxer, took the initiative from the outset, scoring interim tallies after the fourth session on the open scoring system: 40-36 twice and 39-37. But Lee fought back hard to have it after the eighth: 77-75 twice for Amagasa and 76-76. Each traded hot rallies to seize a victory, but Amagasa controlled the give-and-take battle down the stretch to gain his second belt.
The first title bout was witnessed with the OPBF super-bantam champ, WBA#7/WBC#9 Shingo Wake (16-4-2, 8 KOs), 122, halting OPBF top contender and Philippine national ruler Jhunriel Sermona (13-7-4, 7 KOs), 122, at 2:12 of the third session in a scheduled twelve. Wake, a fast-punching and quick-moving southpaw, opened bad gashes with his swift shots in the opening session. Sermonafs lacerations became so much worsened with his absorption of Wakefs follow-up combinations that the ringside physician advised the third man to call a halt to the gory affair.
Promoter: Reason Promotions.
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