World Boxing Association junior flyweight champion yoko Gushiken of Japan successfully defended his title for the eleventh time on Sunday (27 January) in Osaka, Japan.
SV: World Boxing Association Junior flyweight champion Yoko Gushiken of Japan meeting challenger South Korean Kim Yong Hyun in 4th round of bout (30 sec in) Gushiken in white shorts) (2 shots)
SV: Crowd watching
SV: Seventh round: Champion on attack, receives cut eye. Referee stops fight
SCU: Referee checks Gushiken's eye
SV AND GV: Referee lets fight continue and Gushiken retires to his corner after end of 7th round with aides attending to his eye. (3 shots)
SV: Crowd cheering
SCU SPLIT SCREEN: Fighters getting ready for 15th round.
GV AND SV: Gushiken swinging left and right hooks at opponent. (2 shots)
SCU: Gushiken's eye being attended to as he is proclaimed winner.
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Background: World Boxing Association junior flyweight champion yoko Gushiken of Japan successfully defended his title for the eleventh time on Sunday (27 January) in Osaka, Japan. The twenty-four-year-old boxer took the fifteen-round bout by a unanimous decision over the twenty-two year old South Korean challenger, Kim yong Hyun.
SYNOPSIS: There were no knockdowns in the fifteen rounds, and the fleet-footed champion (wearing white shorts) was never really in trouble throughout the fight. The game South Korean kept up the pressure from the opening round, but after the third, the champion began to dominate. He stopped Kim's wild-swinging punches with fast right jabs and combination b??? to the face and body, to the appreciation of the 12-thousand spectators.
The Korean, who landed some good right hooks, outfought the champion in the seventh round by landing good lefts and rights. He drove the champion on to the ropes, with a hard right to the head. Gushiken suffered a slight cut over his right eye.
The referee decided the fight could continue. Kim was warned about butting, and lost a point later in the eleventh round when he butted and again opened a cut over the champion's forehead. Kim is the reigning Orient and Pacific junior flyweight champion, and this was his first try for the world title.
Both fighters weighed in at one hundred and seven pounds (48.76 kilos) just under the class limit of 108 pounds (48.79).
In the final round, as in the previous one, Kim looked to be going for a knockout, but the champion eluded him. The American referee, and the Japanese and South Korean judges, all called the fight in favour of the champion.
The win was Gushiken's twenty-first victory in a career including fourteen knockouts and no defeats.