Kenshiro Teraji Destroys Masamichi Yabuki In The Rematch, Regains Light Flyweight Title

In 2021, boxing produced one of the highlights of the season as Kenshiro Teraji (19-1, 11 KOs) dismantled Masamichi Yabuki (13-4, 12 KOs) in under three rounds to become the new WBC light flyweight champion.

In their first meeting, it was the 29-year-old who started well off the blocks. However, Yabuki lost all of the early momentum in the middle of the fight as Teraji took control.

Before the match started slipping away from Yabuki, the 30-year-old regrouped and extinguished the hopes of the “Amazing Boy” in the 10th.

In the rematch, it was the elder Japanese who took the initiative from the start.

The 30-year-old bossed Yabuki across all parts of the ring, leaving the younger Japanese exposed to counter punches. In the earlier part of the third round, Teraji isolated Yabuki for backing away with his hands down.

The Joyo native smashed his fellow countryman with a brutal right hand that left Yabuki on the canvas. Even though the 29-year-old took a lot of time before getting up on his feet, the match official waved things off.

After this battle, both the fighters are still unclear about their plans for the future. However, both are expected to give their updates within a couple of months.

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