This Tuesday, November 1st at the Saitama Super Arena, Japan’s Kenshiro Teraji achieved an important victory by stopping Hiroto Kyoguchi in seven rounds.
Kenshiro’s speed and accuracy was decisive in overcoming and overwhelming Kyoguchi, a strong and previously undefeated rival, but who could not counter the frequency of lightning combinations.
As the rounds wore on, Kyoguchi began to look further out of his depth, due to the wear and tear.
A right hand from Teraji dropped him in the fifth, but what followed was something no one expected. Kyoguchi managed to recover, fight back with gusto and land some hard shots in the last minute that pushed Kenshiro back!
The sixth round was calmer, but Teraji did not lose his concentration and managed to nullify any dangerous combination of Kyoguchi.
It was in the seventh round when the end came. Kenshiro’s right hands were the danger factor, and he first threw one that pushed his opponent back. He immediately released another one that practically finished Hiroto, but the ropes stopped his fall, and as the WBC champion was moving in to finish it, the Referee intervened to stop the fight.
Kenshiro Teraji is now the WBC and WBA champion, and improved his record to 20-1, 12 knockouts, while Kyoguchi is 16-1, 11 knockouts.