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Boxing In Australasia: Weekend Results

There were a few good shows over the weekend and we kick things off with a cracking Saturday night bill at Tokyo's legendary Korakuen Hall where there were two Japanese titles at stake.

Reigning domestic lightweight titlist Ichitaro Ishii, 21-3-1 (16), had big plans following his OPBF title winning effort against Filipino Randy Suico last December but the Yokohama man was stopped by Ryuji Migaki in a shocking ninth round loss last night.

Migaki, 13-1 (9), suffered a KO loss in his pro debut five years ago but responded by reeling off 12 straight going into last night's contest in Tokyo. The Sagamihara stylist had never gone more than eight rounds previously and was not expected to knock off Ishii.

The upsets at Korakuen Hall didn't stop there as the reigning Japanese welterweight champ Norio Kimura, 35-7-2 (19), was dethroned by Yosukezan Onodera via a substantial unanimous 10 round decision.

Kimura, a former domestic lightweight beltholder, had made 13 title defenses and was only two bouts removed from going the distance with WBA Champion Andriy Kotelnik last year.

At TVI Studios in Jakarta, Indonesia, super bantam Marangin "Dinamita" Marbun, 18-5 (7), retained his Indonesian title for the second time with a third round KO of Christian Sianturi, 5-3-2 (3).

The Aquatic Recreation Centre in Bairnsdale, Australia saw Will Tomlinson, 6-0-1 (6), box to a three round technical draw with Junmar Dulog, 5-16-2 (2), with the Australian super feather title remaining vacant.

On Friday, super flyweight Devid Lookmahanak, 19-3 (10), came off straight losses to Jorge Arce and Evans Mbamba in WBC title eliminators to win the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council title with a fourth round KO of Panca Silaban, 23-11-3 (12), at Lad Sawai Market in Patumthanee, Thailand.

On the undercard, two-time former WBC Super Bantam title challenger Napapol Kiatisakchokchai, 49-3-1 (41), was taken the distance by Indonesian novice Kirno Armase, 3-3 (2), to win the WBC Asian Boxing Council bantamweight belt.

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