December 20, 1999
OSAKA, JAPAN-WBC #9 ranked super-welter contender AKIRA OHIGASHI, 155
3/4, eked out a majority decision over ex-OPBF welter champ SUKHYUN YUN,
155 3/4, Korea, over 10.
Scored: referee Harada 96-96, judges Uenaka and Miyazaki 98-97 and 96-95
respectively, both for Ohigashi, 30-7-2, 19 KOs. Yun, who lost his OPBF
147-lbs. title to Aussie Shannan Taylor on a technical decision in
Sydney Sept., 1998, fell to 19-11, 9 KOs.
It's a close fight as Yun kept peppering light but busy combinations and
Ohigashi occasionally landed solid but sporadic shots.
Unbeaten prospect, JBC #9 ranked bantam AKIHIRO KANAI, 121 1/4, made
short work of Korean BYUNGOK KIM, KBC #3 bantie, 121 1/4, stopping him
at 2:50 of the opening session in a scheduled 10.
JBC #1 ranked YOSUKE KANEISHI, 116 1/2, engaged in a tune-up bout prior
to his mandatory title shot at the national title against Kazuhiro Ryuko
in the annual Carnival of Champions, but was held to a technical draw by
NOBUHIRO UEMA, 116 1/4, in the third round in a scheduled 8.
Matchmaker: Joe Koizumi.
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