11 Aug 2016

Tomonori returns to elite Muaytha with a classic flying knee strike in his Tokyo comeback to International championship

Japan?s star Tomonori has retained his WBC International Flyweight Championship - after undergoing shoulder surgery - making a successful comeback to elite Muaythai at Ariake Stadium, Tokyo, on 23 July.

Tomonori won the title convincingly on points against Siarhei Skiba from Belarus, and showed his strength and skills with kicks and punches in the first two rounds, and thrilled the crowd with a spectacular flying knee strike.

In the third round Tomonori streaked ahead troubling Sikba who received an elbow strike that cut his head.

Tomonori kept his distance for the final two rounds cruising to an easy points win.

The judges scored the contest 49-47, 49-47, 50-47

At the same event Japan?s Teyon beat Italy?s hard kicker Mathias winning the WBC International Super Lightweight championship with a majority points win.

Teyon had won his last three fights by KO.

Mathias started strongly landing heavy body kicks while Teyon fought back with low leg kicks, which did not seem to worry the Italian challenger.

The second round continued as a battle of kicking tactics, and Teyon looked to unsettle Mathias in the third round with kick-punch combinations

In the fourth round Teyon struck hard with a cutting elbow strike, but Mathias continued to go forward scoring points with middle and low kicks.

The final round saw Teyon go on to win by majority points decision.

The judges scored the championship in favour of Teyon 49-48, 48-49, 49-48.

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