Kenshiro Teraji Stops Hiroto Kyoguchi In 7, Unifies Junior Flyweight Titles

Posted on 11/01/2022

By: Sean Crose

With the unified junior flyweight championship at stake, the 20-1 Kenshiro Teraji stepped into the ring Tuesday in Saitama, Japan to face the 16-1 Hiroto Kyoguchi in a scheduled 12 rounder. WBC titlist Teraji and WBA titlist Kyoguchi had beforehand met quite a few occasions within the amateurs, however had been now battling for skilled excessive acclaim.

The primary spherical noticed every shifting and jabbing nicely, although Teraji could have seemed a bit sharper. Kyoguchi gave the impression to be too open a goal for Teraji’s overhand rights within the second. Certainly, by the tip of the spherical, Teraji was doing appreciable work on his opponent. Though he had what seemed to be an efficient excessive guard, Kyoguchi gave the impression to be a step behind his man within the third. Throwing in combos and sustaining vary, Teraji was basically controlling the motion.

In fact, it was onerous to not be impressed by Teraji by the fourth, for the person was placing on a boxing clinic. By the final a part of the spherical it appeared he was actually attending to Kyoguchi…although Kyoguchi was capable of land nicely on Teraji a number of occasions himself turning the tide in an enormous manner earlier than the bell sounded.

The fifth proved that Teraji was again to type, as he dropped his man with a physique shot. Kyoguchi received to his ft, and Teraji went for broke. Kyogyuchi was capable of survive the spherical – actually, he was capable of interact successfully himself earlier than the chapter ended. The truth is, Teraji discovered himself in retreat earlier than the tip of the chapter.

Though there have been no knockdowns within the sixth, the struggle was clearly exhibiting every man having his moments. By the seventh nonetheless, Teraji was capable of land an overland proper that led the referee to step in and cease the struggle, as Kyoguchi was stumbling backwards in direction of the ropes. Teraji is now the WBC and WBA unified junior flyweight titlist.

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