Kenshiro Teraji remains to be unbeaten and nonetheless has his declare to being the highest 108 lb fighter within the sport right this moment, as he dropped and out-pointed veteran Tetsuya Hisada on Saturday in Osaka, Japan.
Teraji (18-0, 10 KO) retained his WBC junior flyweight title on scores of 118-109, 118-109, and 119-108. He put Hisada (34-11-2, 20 KO) down within the second spherical with a proper hand, handing the 36-year-old veteran his second straight loss, each in world title fights. Hisada was additionally out-pointed by Hiroto Kyoguchi — who has the opposite robust declare to No. 1 within the division — in a WBA title struggle in Oct. 2019.
The win doesn’t actually show something new for Teraji, 29, nevertheless it does get him again in motion once more. He hadn’t fought since Dec. 2019, and was coming off of a three-month suspension in Japan on account of a drunk driving incident. He had deliberate to struggle Hisada in December of final yr, just for that to be canceled.
The apparent finest struggle for Teraji is in opposition to Kyoguchi nonetheless, however that’s been the case for some time now and it doesn’t appear to be it is going to truly occur.