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Japan heavyweight champ Tajima decisions S. Korean, earning decision win for 2nd straight time

Jul 22, 2023 10:34 am

  Japanese heavyweight champion Mitsuro Brandon Tajima of KWORLD3 Boxing Gym earned an eight-round unanimous decision over Kim Jung Soo of South Korea on July 21 at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall.

  It was the 28-year-old Tajima’s second decision victory following the one last month. Tajima is expected to have a fight every month for the time being. There were no knockdowns in the fight.

  Both got off to a quiet start as neither boxer threw few punches in the first three rounds. Tajima unleashed combination blows in the fourth round by connecting with right uppercut followed by left and right body shots.

  But the 19-year-old Kim was nothing daunted and brushed them aside, although he started bleeding from the nose.

  Kim was deducted a point in the eighth and final round by throwing down Tajima.

  With the win, Tajima extended his unbeaten streak to seven, five by KO, while Kim fell to a 4-2 win-loss record with three KOs.

  After the fight, Tajima said, ‘’I am happy that I was able to fight at the hall. Since my next fight is scheduled to be held 20 days later (Aug. 11), I fought carefully so that I will not suffer any injuries. Going the distance will prove to work in favor of me in various ways.’’

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