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Fujita stops Sekine in 4, retains Japan super lightweight title for 2nd time

Dec 13, 2023 14:12 pm

Champion Homura Fujita of Misako Boxing Gym stopped sixth-ranked Shoma Sekine of Watanabe Boxing Gym in the fourth round to retain his Japanese super lightweight title at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall on Dec. 12.

Fujita explodes hard punches in 3rd round

It was the 28-year-old Fujita’s second successful defense of the title he won by beating Cristiano Aoqui of Kadoebi Boxing Gym for the vacant title last April.

  The technical knockout of the scheduled 10-rounder came 1 minute and 24 seconds into the round when Fujita dropped Sekine with a hard right to the head for the second knockdown in the round, which prompted the referee to stop the fight. While Fujita floored Sekine in the third round with a barrage of punches, Sekine hung tough and managed to survived the round.

Fujita says he will concentrate only on boxing

  After the fight, Fujita said, ‘’I am very happy that I was able retain the title Mr. (Keita) Obara used to have some 10 years ago (Obara of Misako gym recently announced his retirement from boxing). I am determined to take over Mr. Obara’s duties.’’ Fujita also said he will concentrate on boxing by quitting a top-notch company he has been working for at the end of this month.

  With the win, Fujita improved his record to 12 wins, including 10 KOs, against a loss, while the 37-year-old Sekine impaired to a 6-8-2 win-loss-draw tally with two KOs.

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