April 21, 2016


Any loser is dejected and disgusted after a bitter defeat. Japanese featherweight Hisashi Amagasa lost a unanimous decision (117-111, 118-111, 120-107) to unbeaten defending champ Josh Warrington in quest of the WBC international 126-pound belt las Saturday in Leeds, UK. The 5f11h Amagasa was the game warrior that surprisingly decked prohibitive favorite Guklermo Rigondeaux twice prior to his eleventh round stoppage on the New Year Eve in 2014. Even though the Sky TV saw it so close as 115-113 for the local favorite, Amagasa himself and his team all admitted Warringtonfs victory as well as his defeat. The victor Josh kindly visited Amagasafs dressing room afterward to congratulate his good fight and encourage the loserfs future.

No less than one hour and a half after the fight for having his optical cut sewed and a doping test taking time, Team Amagasa, all tired and hungry, barely returned to Radisson Blu Hotel, a gorgeous hotel for visitors from Japan, just before 1 AM after midnight. All restaurants had been already closed and they had no other choice but to order some food and drinks by room service. Only five minutes after the battered and bruised Amagasa came into his room, a hotel waiter brought plenty of deluxe sandwiches on big plates supplied by the promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Promotions. Team Amagasa truly appreciated such unexpectedly warm post-fight treatment.

Team Amagasa described their treatment and hospitality as perfect game--nothing to complain but much to speak very highly of. His trainer Yoji Uchida said, gFrom the beginning of arriving in London, everything was perfect and flawless in transportation from the Heathrow to Leeds, delivery of food money, presentation of training facilities (next to the hotel), protection of Amagasa with body guards after the weigh-in, punctual transportation between the hotel and the arena (First Direct Arena). Team Amagasa expresses its very best thanks for Matchroom staff having taken care of them so warmly. Should British boxing team come to Japan, we would like to respond with the same hospitality and fair play.


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