The reigning RING-MAGAZINE/WBA Light-Flyweight World Champion 🇯🇵Hiroto Kyoguchi (15-0-0, 10KO) made a successful third title defense over 🇲🇽Axel Aragon Vega (14-4-1, 8KO) in front of the Texas-home crowd at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Kyoguchi came out stalking, while Vega came out looking for a fight, indicative of his toughness aided by his Mexican roots. The first round was an entertaining one, as the challenger was putting in work, while Kyoguchi successfully stunned him a couple times with the uppercut, and hook.
There were some great bodyshot exchanges between the two throughout the round, as both fought in very closed quarters. The brave Vega thus far landed the cleanest shot of the bout, landing a flush right hand right down the pike to get the respect of the Champion in the war that was manifesting.
The third round was a slower one in comparison the first couple rounds, and that was a good thing for Kyoguchi, as he began to start working in the jab, and later in the round, he was more successful in establishing his distances against the smaller, shorter in reach challenger.
The action picked up in the next round, with the pattern being established of Kyoguchi fighting more in middle distance, occasionally ripping short shots in the inside as Vega periodically forced his way inside to land some quality bodywork.
The bout met an unfortunate ending though. During a skirmish, Vega landed a looping right hand to the top of Kyoguchi’s head, then immediately turned his back in pain, retreated to the ropes before Kyoguchi hit him with a power shot. The Referee Raul Caiz Jr. was forced to stop the fight. Apparently Vega must’ve broken his right hand with that landed shot, and just like that, his night was done.
One could say Vega was knocked out by Kyoguchi’s punch resistance. All in all, Hiroto Kyoguchi picked up his 15th win, and secured the third defense of his RING and WBA World titles, that he won off of previous King 🇿🇦Hekkie Budler back in 2018. Vega certainly was interesting tonight, and we wouldn’t mind seeing him back in action again.