Kenshiro Teraji stops Hiroto Kyoguchi in Spherical 7, unifies WBC/WBA jr. flyweight belts, wins Ring title

Teraji (left) and Kyoguchi on the weigh-in for the November 1 conflict. (Picture by Naoki Fukuda)

Kenshiro Teraji had Hiroto Kyoguchi’s quantity within the amateurs and he fought with that confidence all through their junior flyweight title unification bout, which he gained by seventh-round stoppage on Tuesday in Saitama, Japan.

Teraji (20-1, 11 KOs) outworked Kyoguchi from begin to end, and made it a straightforward battle to attain when he boxed from a distance. The 2-time WBC titleholder stepped up his aggression in Spherical 4 after which scored a knockdown with a proper cross at the beginning of a sensational Spherical 5, which noticed Kyoguchi rage again earlier than the bell. The Ring/WBA champ was sport and capable of land stable pictures right here and there through the battle however he merely didn’t do sufficient to win rounds or forestall Teraji’s fixed jab and well-timed arrow-straight proper arms from sporting him down (regardless of his excessive guard and the specter of his uppercuts).

The battle appeared over in Spherical 5 after Kyoguchi (16-1, 11 KOs) bought up from his first knockdown on wobbly legs. Teraji, The Ring’s No. 1-rated junior flyweight, jumped on the two-division titleholder and battered him alongside the ropes. However Kyoguchi coated up and weathered the storm, lashing again with head-snapping proper arms and uppercuts.

Nonetheless, Teraji resumed distance management in Spherical 6 and stored his high-volume assault going, stopping Kyoguchi from recovering. Kyoguchi had moments in Spherical 7 however he was sleep strolling and punching on muscle reminiscence by this level in what was a primarily one-sided battle. When Teraji landed a candy proper hand two and half minutes into the around the final little bit of resistance was drained from the legs of Kyoguchi, who stumbled into the ropes the place he was saved by the referee.

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