24 Feb 2014

Yamato and Noiri exchange elbow stikes

Japanese super lightweight champion Tetsuya Yamato fought bravely to win the WBC MUAYTHAI International Championship against gallant challenger Masaaki Noiri at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, on February 16.

The judges by unanimous decision scored the championship: 49?47, 50?47 and 49?48.

Yamato looked impressive with his Ram Muay composure and both contenders began the contest using low kicks. In the second round Noiri attacked with a front kick to Yamato?s face and followed with punches that cut Yamato. The champion responded and landed an elbow strike knocking Noiri down.

Noiri continued his elbow, front kicks and knee strikes in the second round, but Yamato fought back strongly with elbows, knees and body punches.

In the fourth round Yamato?s elbow cut Noiri?s eyelid, and the fight continued with the doctor?s approval.

The final round continued to excite the crowd with both fighters showing courageous and fierce intent to win, but it was Yamato?s knock down success that won he a deserved victory and international title.

On the same event T-98 defeated champion Yuya Yamato to win the WBC MUAYTHAI Japan Welterweight Title.

All three judges unanimously scored T-98 the winner 50 - 47

Yuya started with his usual low kick and left body punch but T-98 quickly seized the initiative by tightly grappling around Yuya?s neck and then scoring with knee strikes.

T-98 continued his grappling tactic for the remainder of the contest and went on to score a conniving win despite Yuya being able - in the fourth round - to land an elbow strike that cut the forehead of T-98.

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