Kenshiro Teraji had one of those great nights and showed his best to technically knock out Hiroto Kyoguchi and become the unified champion of the Minibantamweight on Tuesday at the Saitama Super Arena, in Japan.
Teraji won the World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Champion crown from Hiroto and added it to his collection, which already included the WBC belt.
It was a frenetic fight as expected, with the two best fighters in the division facing each other and in which Kenshiro had a brilliant performance with an impressive volume of punches and an impeccable use of distance.
The jab was key for the new black and gold champion, who kept Kyoguchi away most of the time while knowing how to hurt him with two or three punch power combinations, especially with the straight right.
In the fifth round, Teraji surprised his opponent with a straight right to the chin that sent him to the canvas. Hiroto got up hurt but he recovered and finished the round by sending and putting Kenshiro in a lot of trouble in a candidate for round of the year.
Later, in the seventh round, when it looked like Kyoguchi was starting to recover and become more dangerous, another straight right hand from Teraji hit him to force the referee to stop the action in the face of Hiroto’s poor condition.
Kenshiro got the 20th victory in his professional career, while he has 1 loss and 12 knockouts. Kyoguchi lost his undefeated record and now has 16 wins, 1 loss and 11 knockouts.