The Japanese Hiroto Kyoguchi became the absolute light flyweight champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA) on Friday by defeating the Mexican Esteban Bermúdez by technical knockout in a title unification fight held at the Alcalde Dome, in Guadalajara (western Mexico). ).
After subjecting Bermudez to intense punishment, Kyoguchi achieved victory at 24 seconds of the eighth round and thus maintained his undefeated record.
Kyoguchi, 28 years old, arrived at this evening as the WBA Light Flyweight Super Champion; after this fight, his record was 16 fights, all won (11 by knockout).
This unification fight was Kyoguchi’s fourth defense of that Super Champion title.
Bermúdez, 26, was presented as the regular champion by the WBA and his record has been in 20 fights with a balance of 14 wins (10 by knockout), four losses (two by knockout) and two draws.
“It’s been a very tough fight for me, Bermudez is a very tough guy,” Kyoguchi said at the end of the brawl. “I wanted to fight in Mexico, now I hope to take another big step forward with great champions that I want to face.” (AFP)