March 15, 2014


Called gDream Boyh, unbeaten 18-year-old 105-pound prospect Kosei Tanaka (2-0), 106.75, impressively defeated WBA#12 ranked PABA interim titlist Ronelle Fererras (13-7-2, 5 KOs), 106.5, a southpaw Filipino, by a nearly shutout decision (79-72, 79-73, 79-74) over eight fast rounds on Sunday in Nagoya, Japan. Tanaka, who had just graduated from Chukyo high school weeks ago, compiled an excellent amateur mark of 46-5, 18 stoppages, having won four national belts before his participation in the paid ranks. Following his fine victory over then WBO#6 Oscar Reknafa last November, Tanaka displayed his vast talent in battering another world contender with his speed, skills and power. Moving side-to-side to avert Fererrasf solid southpaw lefts, Tanaka occasionally penetrated his foefs guard with smashing straight rights following stiff and sharp jabs. The youngster was very good at handling the hard-punching Filipino with his hand speed and footwork, piling up points steadily except in round six when Ferreras exclusively attacked Tanakafs breadbasket. But Tanaka swept the last two sessions with his remarkable aggressiveness. The ex-high school champ may be as talented as former WBA light-fly champ Kazuto Ioka and sensational prospect Naoya Inoue who will have an ambitious shot at the WBC 108-pound belt against Mexican Adrian Hernandez on this coming April 6. The gDream Boyh rally attracted the well-packed crowd with his eye-catching sharpness and aggression as well.

Promoter: Hatanaka Promotions.


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