KIMURA KEEPS JAPANESE 108LB BELT


November 1, 2014

TOKYO, JAPAN

WBC#8/WBA#15/IBF#5/WBO#12 Yu Kimura (15-2-1, 2 KOs), 108, formerly national amateur titlist, kept his Japanese national light-flyweight belt as he was awarded a unanimous technical decision (all 69-64) over Atsushi Aburada (9-7, 5 KOs), 107.75, because of the challengerfs bad laceration caused by an accidental butt at 1:50 of the seventh round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Aburada, an unheralded underdog, had the champ bewildered with a solid looping right to take a point in the opening session, but Kimura utilized his speed and skills to dominate the contest from the second round on. The fifth saw the game challenger from Osaka sustain a gash over the left eyebrow, which became worsened as the game progressed. The ref, midway in the seventh, called a halt and took a technical decision to render it to the champ.

JBC#2 flyweight Tetsuma Hayashi (25-2-2, 9 KOs), 111.5, displayed a fine form in finishing Ryutaro Taira (8-5-2, 3 KOs), 112, with a vicious body shot at 1:59 of the third session in a scheduled eight.

Ex-OPBF feather champ, Filipino Jonel Alibio, 133.5, gave a lesson to an upcoming Japanese hard-puncher Yuichi Yokoyama (14-3, 13 KOs), 133.5, and chalked up a fine TKO win at 2:20 of the fourth canto in a scheduled eight. Alibio brought him to a standstill in a furious mix-up, which had the loserfs corner toss in the towel.

Promoter: Teiken Promotions.

(11-1-2014)


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