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Old 06-20-2012, 10:52 AM   #182
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Default Re: Kazuto Ioka vs. Akira Yaegashi RBR

I bolted out the door as soon as the cards were read out for Ioka, so I don't know if TBS wound up airing it on tape delay (or as highlights)...but Ryo Mizaki had earlier won a unanimous decision over Michael Landero to retain his Pacific light flyweight title.

I kind of regret not seeing that live, but again it was a real treat to see the classic Tatsuyoshi vs. Yakushiji and see their reactions to it as they revisited the footage side by side many years later - and to comprehend the significance of them sitting and commenting at ringside.

No matter whom you scored it for, it's safe to say that Ioka and Yaegashi did their forebears proud in this 2nd-ever all-Japanese world title unification.
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