The Japanese continue to dominate the Monday Meet and Greet as I showcase the second Japanese fighter in three weeks. Kazuto Ioka took the undefeated record and title for Oleydong Sitchsamerchai.
He is now the fastest Japanese fighter ever to win a world title with just seven fights. Sithsamerchai sported a 35-0-1 record but appeared to be on the decline in his last few.
Ioka floored Sithsamerchai in the second and put him down for good with a beautiful shot to the body. It appears that Ioka will go back up in weight as making 105 is hard.
Watch the fight here:
Record: 7-0 (5 KO)
Ring Ranking: Not ranked
Best Wins: Oleydong Sithsamerchai (TKO 5 won WBC minimumweight title)
Titles Won: Japanese light flyweight title, WBC minimumweight title
Rounds Boxed: 49
KO Percentage: 71.43 %
Fight I Want to See: All signs point to him moving up, so there is a good chance that he will fight Roman Gonzalez in a absolutely great fight.
Gonzalez is an undefeated, monster punching light flyweight who has a record of 27-0 (23 KO). This fight would be a chess match between puncher and boxer.
What is in his future: If he doesn’t move up, a fight with someone like Michael Landero, who is a light hitting minimumweight with a decent enough record, would make sense.