Takemoto, Singwancha battle to a draw and more Japanese action......

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    Saenghiran draws with Takemoto!
    By Joe Koizumi
    Ex-WBA feather challenger Zaiki Takemoto (22-7-2, 12 KOs), 126, dropped WBC#10 super-bantam Saenghiran Singwancha (21-1-1, 15 KOs), 125.25, Thailand, with a solid right in the second session, but the Thailander fought back hard en route to a split draw (96-93, 93-96 and 96-96) over ten frames on Thursday night in Kobe, Japan. Saenghiran recently lost to compatriot Napapol Kiatisakchokchai in a WBC eliminator to decide the official challenger against Israel Vazquez via come-from-behind tenth-round knockout last September. Takemoto also failed to win the WBA feather belt by a ninth round stoppage by Indonesian Chris John here last August. Saenghiran had the upper hand in the second half, but Takemoto desperately retaliated with busy combinations in the last session.


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    Undercard: Japan-based Filipino Jerope Marcado (15-1-2, 5 KOs), 120, made short work of Thailander Jensuk Sakbuntham (7-4, 2 KOs), 118, dropping him three times at 2:02 of the initial round in a scheduled eight. OPBF#14 Kyohei TamaKOshi (20-5-6, 9 KOs), 125.5, decked a tune-up go prior to his rematch with OPBF 122-pound champ Wethya Sakmuangklaeng this June by halting Masaru Matsumura (8-6, 3 KOs), 125.25, at 1:01 of the second round in a scheduled eight. Japanese #5 feather Yasuki Takemoto (12-1-2, 3 KOs), 130, pounded out a nearly lopsided decision (79-73, 79-74 and 78-74) over Hiroyuki Ohba (8-8-2, 3 KOs), 129.25, over eight. Promoter: Senrima Kobe Promotions.

    On our national holiday of the Vernal Equinox there happened three separate promotions; two in Kobe in the daytime and at night, and one in Tokyo. Japanese #7 light-fly, ex-world contender Junichi Ebisuoka (17-10-3, 7 KOs), 110.25, finally caught elusive Thailander Thongthailek Por Vorasing (8-8, 4 KOs), 108, and battered him out of the ropes to have the referee halt it at 2:38 of the fourth round in a scheduled ten on Thursday afternoon in Kobe, Japan. Undercard: Kazutoshi Ogasawara (6-4-1, 3 KOs), 121.75, outhustled Chain Phetchijinda (11-9, 5 KOs), 122, to win a unanimous nod (all 59-53) over six. Southpaw prospect Masayuki Wakimoto (7-1, 3 KOs), 125.25, unanimously decisioned Yodchanchai Sishsoei (6-4, 1KO), 124, over six. Promoter: Senrima Kobe Promotions in association with Akashi Club.
     

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