Japanese heavyweight champion Mitsuro Brandon Tajima of KWORLD3 Boxing Gym disposed of Nattapon Plangpimai of Thailand in only 34 seconds in Osaka Prefecture on Nov. 27 and retained the title he captured in August for the first time.
It was the 28-year-old Tajima’s third straight first-round knockout victory ever since he made the professional debut in April this year.
Fighting in a scheduled 10-rounder at176BOX gymnasium in the prefectural city of Toyonaka as the main event of the ‘’3150FIGHT SURVIVAL vol.3’’ boxing series promoted by Kameda Promotion Co., Tajima pressed forward to put the Thai against the ropes soon after the opening bell.
When Nattapon attempted an overhand right by moving forward, Tajima connected with a counter right to the head, sending the Thai down on all fours.
The 29-year-old Nattapon’s damage was such he could not move a little and remained on the canvas for the time being.
Tajima, who has an amateur record of 42 wins against nine losses, weighed in at 125. 9 kg compared with Nattapon’s 93.3 Kg, and their size difference was apparent.
After the fight, Tajima said, ‘’I decided to climb through the ropes in a short time, and I still have lots of things to learn. I will next fight on Jan. 6 next year (at EDION Arena Osaka). So, I’m looking forward to seeing you again.’’
With the defeat, Nattapon fell to 16 wins, including 13 KOs, against four losses.
Earlier in the day former World Boxing Association Minimumweight champion Ryo Miyazaki of KWORLD3 gym and Toma Kondo of Kanie Boxing Gym fought to an eight-round draw in a super flyweight nontitle fight as part of the ‘’3150FIGHT SURVIVAL vol.2’’ at the same place.
There were no knockdowns throughout the fight as neither fighter could land decisive blows. Kondo suffered a severe cut above his right eyelid due to an accidental head butt.
With the draw, the 34-year-old Miyazaki now has 26 wins, including 16 KOs, against three losses and four draws. For his part, the 26-year-old Kondo, unranked in any division, now has an 8-7-3 win-loss-draw tally with one KO.