Kenshiro Teraji Breaks Down Hiroto Kyoguchi With Seventh-Round Stoppage
With the win, Teraji unified the junior flyweight titles.
Kenshiro Teraji was too much for Hiroto Kyoguchi.
Teraji (20-1, 11 KOs) set the tone from the beginning. It paid off when he was named the winner after scoring a seventh-round stoppage of Kyoguchi (16-1, 11 KOs) on Tuesday in Saitama, Japan, successfully unifying the WBC and WBA junior flyweight belts.
#AndStill WBC Light Flyweight Champion of the World, Kenshiro Teraji 🔥🔥🔥#TerajiKyoguchi
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Teraji began the bout by fighting from a distance, but then the two-time WBC titleholder put his foot on the gas and knocked down his opponent in the fifth round with a right cross. Kyoguchi tried to get revenge seconds before the bell rang.
But it wouldn’t be enough as Teraji continued to dominant with his jab and well-timed straight right hands – slowly breaking down Kyoguchi.
Teraji took it down a notch in the sixth round, but continued to press forward against his opponent.
In the seventh round, Kyoguchi had his moments, but it was over once Teraji landed a right hand just two and a half minutes into the round. Kyoguchi stumbled into the ropes and was saved by the referee.