Former two-division champ Kyoguchi sinks Mama

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Former two-division champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (18-1, 12 KOs), 112, scored a lethal left uppercut to the chin and finished Filipino GAB#2 flyweight Jerven Mama (13-4-1, 7 KOs), 113, for the count at 3:09 of the third session in a scheduled ten on Friday in Tokyo, Japan.

Having been beaten and dethroned by Kenshiro Teraji in a 108-pound unification bout last November, Hiroto appeared in a second comebacking bout and displayed a good form to impress the crowd. After mixing up toe-to-toe to win the first two sessions with ease, Kyoguchi swarmed over the Filipino Mama, overweight by a pound than the contract stipulation, and exploded a vicious uppercut that dropped Mama, who quickly stood up only to be counted out. Hiroto, 29, said, “I look forward to winning the third division belt.” Good luck.

Promoter: Dangan Promotions.


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    • In any round a boxer who gets knocked down cannot be saved by the bell, and the referee’s count should go on.
      Thanks for your reading.
      Japanese Joe

      • True but not a good rule. No reason to add time to a round or bout because of a knockdown.

  • Great headline because that’s exactly what a body shot KO looks like. Let’s see if he capture another belt and set up a rematch with Teraji for a big payday.

  • No such punch to the belly; it was a clen left uppcut by Kyoguchi that made Mama go down. He got up right away but was very dizzy, which is why the referee stopped the fight.I think Joe Koizumi was watching the Ryan Garcia vs. Gervonta Davis replay.

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