Boxing Results

Higa scores first round KO over Fuentes

  • Higa equals Japanese record with 15th straight KO victory!
Daigo Higa

Daigo Higa secured a first round stoppage over Mexican flyweight, Moises Fuentes, to secure a second successful defence of his WBC crown.

In victory, Higa was able to maintain his 100% knockout ratio, equalling the Japanese record, which is held by both Tsuyoshi Hamada and Akibee Ushiwakamaru.

From the opening bell, both fighters successfully found their mark. However, with less than a minute left to go in the first round, Higa’s power began to take its toll on Fuentes.

Eventually, the Champion was able to land a vicious left-right combination leaving Fuentes on his knees and although the challenger was able to rise on the nine count, the referee called a halt to the contest.

Going forward it seems likely that Higa will face his mandatory challenger, and WBC Silver Champion, Muhammed Waseem.

Julio Martinez
Mexican tough kid. Lover of intoxicating liquids. Student of the sweet science.

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