December 20, 1999
TOKYO, JAPAN-Fast-rising prospect, JBC #3 ranked super-bantam OSAMU
SATO, 114 3/4, decked an important victory as he displayed effective
body shots and earned a unanimous decision over NIKOLAI EREMEEV,
formerly ranked by the WBA, 120 3/4, Russia, over 10.
Sato had the upper hand over the previously unbeaten Russian, piling up
points by digging solid blows to the breadbasket.
Sato raised his good ledger to 18-1-1, 9 KOs. Eremeev tasted his
first setback and dropped to 13-1-1, 5 KOs.
In accordance with Fight Fax's record book, Eremeev's mark until the end
of 1998 was 10-0, 4 KOs, although his record was announced by the JBC's
ring announcer as 12-0-1, 3 KOs before the outcome of this bout.
JBC #3 ranked super-light KOKICHI TANAKA, 139 1/2, scored a TKO win over
Filipino JUN MONDONEDO, 133 1/4, at 1:20 of the 4th round in a scheduled
10. Tanaka is 14-5-1, 9 KOs.
JBC #9 ranked welter MOTOKI SASAKI, 139 3/4, was also a TKO victor over
ATSUSHI HOSOYA, 140, at 1:48 of the 4th canto in the first tenner. The
winner is 9-2, 7 KOs, and the loser 7-7, 6 KOs.
SHIZUOKA, JAPAN-JBC #10 ranked light fly KOJI SANO, 105 3/4, outscored
YUKI HASHIGUCHI, 105, over 10.
Sano is 14-5-5, 2 KOs. Hashiguchi is 7-7, 4 KOs.
OSAKA, JAPAN-MAKOTO SUGINO, 133, scored a quick KO win over TAKAYUKI
SOEDA, 131 1/4, at 0:27 of the second round in a scheduled 10.
Sugino is 8-7, 6 KOs. Soeda tasted his first defeat and dropped to
8-1-1, 2 KOs.
JBC #1 ranked super-feather contender ATSUSI TAMAKI, 129 3/4, was
awarded a technical decision over YOICHI ENDO, 129 3/4, in the 5th round
of a scheduled 10.
Remarks: Tamaki's given name can be pronounced Atsushi or Koji, and
sometimes it was announced either prior to the fight. This
reporter/matchmaker has confirmed that his real name is Atsushi, but our
Commission's ratings in English describe it as Koji. For the sake of
international record-keepers, if necessary, I may write ATSHI "KOJI"
This was the last card held here in Japan in 1999. Early next year,
this reporter would like to count how many cards took place here in 365
days, but estimates some 250 ones or more.
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