Japan WBC champions call
out top Thais for world titles
20 May 2015
Dynamic Japanese WBC MUAYTHAI world champions Tetsuya Yamato and Genji
Umeno want to beat the best and show their greatness.
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Japan?s outstanding Muay Thai champions ?WBC world titlists Genji Umeno and Tetsuya Yamato - have called out the best Thai fighters in the premier Bangkok stadiums to challenge them for their WBC MUAYTHAI world green belts which they won so emphatically in Tokyo last November.
The two Japanese warriors earned high praise as ultimate Muay Thai warriors and have remain undefeated.
Genji won the Super Featherweight title against the Thai champion Jompitchit Choowattana with a convincing unanimous points decision. On the same card - in the Korakuen Stadium ? Tetsuya shocked the world when he stopped Thai Lightweight superstar Saketdao Petchpayatai in the third round with an elbow strike.
Since the Tokyo glory, which was also a personal triumph for their promoter and coach Kyoji Saito, the duo have embarked on a world campaign putting their WBC green belts on the line.
Tetsuya went to USA for a rematch with Kevin Ross and beat the American warrior in California with a first round stoppage. His focus now is to beat the list of top ranked Thais.
Meanwhile Genji added to his first class credentials with a fourth round TKO win against Thai fighter Muangthai PK Saenchaimuaythai .He will next defend his WBC Super Feather title in Japan on 20 July with Petchmorakot V. Sangprapai, Yokwattaya Petchseemuen and Saeksan A. Kwanmuang being the three top ranking Thais in the WBC world rankings leading the race to challenge.