Japan's Muaythai Home Champions

1 Oct 2009


Japan has made history with its own Muaythai home champions that were born on September 23rd under WBC Muaythai Rules and Regulations.

The Japanese champions are now prepared to travel the world to challenge in International contests, having earned their place in the official rankings of WBC MUAYTHAI.

The fighters took their honours after winning tournaments in their various weight divisions where the only the strongest and most talented survived the elimination contests.

In Tokyo on 23 September Ryu Akajuji became champion of Super Featherweight division when he won by KO in the second round against Tomoaki Suehiro

In the first round Suehiro tried to take control with push kicks and combinations of jabs, right low kicks and right cross punches. But each time Akajuji blocked and replied with fast low kick that penetrated through defence of Suehiro. The contest ended early in the second round when Suehiro moving forward collected a left elbow KO.

Shin Senchai won Featherweight championship by a unanimous points decision against Atom Yamada.

Atom started opened in style switching to orthodox and southpaw. Shin kept Atom away with front kick and right low kicks. Atom replied with right low kicks followed by elbow and knee strikes. In round three Atom's left hook caught Shin followed by an elbow blow which cut Shin's chin. Towards to the end of fight Shin kept grabbing Atom and using knee kicks, which stopped Atom's attack,

Kunitaka won the Super Bantamweight championship with a second round TKO win over Hiroki Maeda

Both fighters opened aggressively throwing punches and kicks. Maeda, who is southpaw, landed mid-body kicks and right high kicks while Kunitaka landed middle and high to his opponent. Both fighters showed plenty of aggression and speed. The end came suddenly in the second round when Kunitaka landed a left elbow which felled Maeda to the ring floor and the fight was stopped on TKO decision.

Tomonori won the Bantamweight championship with a third round KO over Shin Shimannchu.

After an even first round Shimanchu used his knee strikes to god effect Tomonori resisted with punches. In the third round Tomonori's right cross quickly ended a keenly contested contest.

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