January 21, 2021

Yanagi, Kogawa Score 6th Round Knockouts in Tokyo

Yanagi, Kogawa Score 6th Round Knockouts in Tokyo

Yanagi, Kogawa Score 6th Round Knockouts in Tokyo

Japanese 135-pounder Tatsuya Yanagi (17-6-2, 7 KO’s) of Tochigi scored a tough 6th round TKO over compatriot Kazuki Saito (7-3, 5 KO’s) last night at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

Tatsuya, 30, broke through brilliant in the 2nd round, knocking Saito down with a fast, perfectly placed left hook.

Strong warrior-heart Saito, 28, regrouped and tried to get back into the fight.

But in the sixth episode, Yanagi intensified his attack, firing at point-blank without any meaningful opposition, forcing the referee to stop the uneven battle.

In the co-feature, veteran former Japanese national champion Takuya Kogawa (31-6-1, 14 KO’s) disassembled Hokkaido warrior Hayato Yamaguchi (15-9-1) in a furious sixth-round TKO.

At 35 years-age, Takuya Kogawa showed that he still has some gas left in his boxing career by performing this impressive display of power against a Yamaguchi.

In fact, tough-as-nails Yamaguchi, 31, tried his best effort to being competitive, throwing an acceptable amount of punches.

But he could not contain the momentum of the more-experienced former Japanese belt-holder Kogawa who took the sixth chapter to overwhelm Yamaguchi with an enormous volume of furious blows.

Those bombs landed without response, forcing the third man to halt the massacre.

The middle of the week fight event was a successful effort of promoter Shingo Suzuki of Kadoebi Boxing.

Photo by Master Photographer Naoki Fukuda