Hiroto Kyoguchi keeps WBA title belt after hard fought decision win
October 1: Osaka, Japan
WBA Light Flyweight "Super" champion Hiroto Kyoguchi from Japan, defended his title succesfully against Tetsuya Hisada. It was a give and take fight all the way.
Midway in the 9th round Kyochuchi floored challenger Hisada for a eight count and pounded out a close but unanimous decision (115-112, 116-111, 117-110).
Hiroto Kyoguchi defeats Tanawat Nakoon, keeps WBA title
June 19, Chiba, Japan
Undefeated Japanese Hiroto Kyoguchi successfully kept his light flyweight title by outpointing durable Thailander Tanawat Nakoon. Kyoguchi was aggressive offensively from
the opening bell and landed many heavy body shots. But he was not able to knock out the tough southpaw. All three judges gave the fight to the champion 117-111, 117-111 and 117-112.