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Monday. August 15. 2022

Ex-world champ Miyazaki stopped in 1st round by Panamanian Villar

Former World Boxing Association minimumweight champion Ryo Miyazaki of KWORLD3boxing gym was stopped by World Boxing Council’s eighth-ranked light flyweight Azael Villar of Panama in the opening round of a scheduled eight-round flyweight nontitle fight in Osaka on Aug. 14.

The technical knockout at EDION Arena Osaka came 2 minutes and 43 seconds into the first round when Miyazaki was wobbled by Villar’s straight right and was severely staggered by the Panamanian’s barrage of left-and-right combination blows highlighted by a sizzling left hook to the head. While Miyazaki attempted to clinch, the referee had seen enough and stepped in to call off the fight.

While Miyazaki made a comeback for the first time in five years and four months last December by stopping Takayuki Teraji of Missile Kudo Boxing Gym, he got careless this time as he ‘’Intended to take a wait-and-see attitude in the first round.’’

Since Miyazaki will turn 34 on Aug. 20, he said he is thinking about his future by consulting with KWORLD 3 founder (head) Koki Kameda.

With the victory, 28-year-old Villar improved his record to 19 wins, including 15 KOs, against a loss and three draws. For his part, Miyazaki impaired to a 26-3-3 win-loss-draw tally with 16 KOs.