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Ohashi stops Nakagawa, wrests WBO Asia-Pacific super flyweight title

Apr 07, 2024 11:54 am

  The World Boxing Organization’s third-ranked Asia-Pacific super flyweight Tetsuro Ohashi of Shinsei Boxing Gym stopped champion Kenta Nakagawa of Misako Boxing Gym in the 10th round to wrest the title on Apr. 6 in Tokyo.

  The technical knockout of the scheduled 12-rounder at Korakuen Hall came 2 minutes and 48 seconds into the round when the left-handed Ohashi floored Nakagawa, also a southpaw, with a counter left and unleashed a barrage of combinations after Nakagawa beat the referee’s count to continue the fight, which prompted the referee to call off the fight.

  Up until the stoppage, both fought almost even with Ohashi suffering a cut on the left eyelid due to an accidental head butt.

  With the win, the 25-year-old Ohashi improved his record to 12 wins, including three KOs, against three losses and a draw, while the 38-year-old Nakagawa, who was a three-time former Japanese super flyweight champion, sagged to a 24-5-1 win-loss-draw tally with 12 KOs.

  The title was held as the chief supporting card for the Japanese flyweight title match between champion Jukiya Iimura of Kadoebi Boxing Gym and Yuga Inoue of Shinsei Boxing Gym.

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