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Ex-2-division world champ Kyoguchi makes comeback at flyweight by decisioning Filipino

May 21, 2023 0:12 am

Former International Boxing Federation minimumweight and World Boxing Association light flyweight champion Hiroto Kyoguchi of Watanabe Boxing Gym, unleashing a barrage of left and right combinations to the head and body, hammered out a shutout decision over Roland Jay Biendima of the Philippines on May 20 in Tokyo.

It was the 29-year-old Kyoguchi’s first fight since losing to World Boxing Council light flyweight champion Kenshiro Teraji of B.M.B. Boxing Gym in an exciting title unification fight last November.

While there were no knockdowns throughout the fight at the Sumida City Gymnasium, all three judges scored the fight 100-90 for Kyoguchi, who dominated the fight all the way by landing various punches, including left jabs, straight rights to the head and left hooks to the body.

After the fight, Kyoguchi said, ‘’I am relieved that I was able to win the fight after my first loss last November. But I got frustrated because I failed to deck my opponent, although my opponent was tough. I also hurt my knuckles. All in all, I will apologize to my fans because I could not live up to their expectations.’’

With the victory, Kyoguchi, currently ranked seventh in the flyweight division by the WBC,
improved his record to 17 wins, including 11 KOs, against a loss. For his part, the 27-year-old Biendima, ranked sixth in the Philippine flyweight division, fell to a 17-14-1 win-loss-draw tally with 10 KOs.

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