By Joe Koizumi
Images by Naoki Fukuda
Exhausting-punching ex-champ Goki Kobayashi (7-1, 5 KOs), 104.75, regained the WBO Asia Pacific 105-pound belt as he dropped compatriot Yuri Kanaya (5-2, 1 KO), 105, 3 times and at last halted him at 2:27 of the third spherical in a schedule twelve on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Having been in a boxing staff of the identical highschool, they have been greater than intimate associates however Kobayashi, two years his junior at 25, exploded a vicious left hook to flooring the sport senior within the second, and decked him twice extra with livid combos within the deadly third. Kobayashi forfeited his WBO AP belt by an upset determination to Filipino Jake Amparo final August. Although aiming to regain it from Amparo in a direct rematch, the newly topped champ renounced the belt to say no a rematch with the Japanese. Kobayashi seemed sharp and speedy sufficient, and we questioned why he had misplaced his belt to Amparo. Kobayashi is price watching.
Promoter: Shinsei Promotions.
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