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Ex-K1 champ Takei confident about 10-rounder with veteran Kawamura in Apr. 22 fight

Apr 21, 2022 21:16 pm

Yoshiki Takei of Ohashi Boxing Gym, the winner of a former K-1 super bantamweight grand prix, weighed in at 55.2 kg (121.7 lbs.) while Shingo Kawamura of Sakai Haruki Boxing Gym tipped the scales at the class limit of 55.3 kg in official weigh-ins held at a Yokohama hotel on Apr. 21 in preparation for their 10-round nontitle fight the following day at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall.

After the weigh-in, southpaw Takei, who has attained the first-round KO victory for the third straight time since turning pro in March last year, said, ‘’I think I may go all out for the first-round KO. Or, I may be able to attain a KO win around the middle round. Or, could be a decision victory. It will depend. I will decide how to win myself tomorrow.’’

Ohashi gym head Hideyuki Ohashi said previously he wants Takei, 25, to have a long-round fight, even a decision victory, so that he can try various things, including his defense.

For his part, the 16th-ranked Kawamura, 31, said, ‘’I am determined to topple him even if I am decked first.’’

Kawamura, also left-handed, has 15 wins, including eight KOs, against eight losses and four draws.
Meanwhile, hard-hitting Jin Sasaki of Hachioji Nakaya Boxing Gym, weighed in at 66. 6 Kg, while American Marcus Smith of Hiranaka Boxing School Gym tipped the scales at 66.3 kg in a welterweight eight-round undercard. It will be Sasaki’s first bout since he was stopped by Andy Hiraoka of the Ohashi gym in the 11th round of a scheduled 12-rounder.

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