THREE-TIME CHAMP YAEGASHI COMES BACK; OLYMPIAN SHIMIZU KEEPS OPBF 126LB BELT


March 27, 2018

TOKYO, JAPAN

Three-time world champ Akira Yaegashi (26-6, 14 KOs), 114.75, made a fine comeback when he floored Indonesian flyweight champion Frans Damur Palue (20-19-2, 12 KOs), 114.25, and halted him at 2:24 of the second round in a scheduled ten on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Itfs his first appearance since Yaegashi, then IBF titlist, suffered a shocking first round annihilation at the hand of IBF interim ruler Milan Melindo in May of the previous year. The 5f3h little giant Yaegashi scored with effective body shots to weaken the Indonesian, who hit the deck three times in the fatal session.

In the main event, 2012 Olympic bronze medalist, very tall southpaw Satoshi Shimizu (6-0, 6 KOs), 126, successfully kept his OPBF featherweight belt as he kept battering Korean Kyung-Min Kwon (6-4, 3 KOs), 125.5, from all angles and finally halted him at 1:06 of the eighth round in a scheduled twelve. Shimizufs furious combo was a haymaker.

Promoter: Ohashi Promotions.

(3-26-2018)


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