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Pictured: IBF #3/WBC #7/The Ring #8/TTR #13 ranked super bantamweight Hiroaki Teshigawara

Earlier today at the famed Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, world ranked Hiroaki Teshigawara successfully defended the OPBF super bantamweight title for the fourth time by stopping veteran southpaw Shingo Kawamura at 1:40 of the sixth round. Teshigawara, who successfully defended the WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight title twice before moving up to the super bantamweight division, improved to 22-2-2 with 15 wins by knockout. The JBC #11/OPBF #15 ranked Kawamura dropped to 16-6-4 with 8 KO victories.

In the co-feature, nationally ranked super featherweight Kanehiro Nakagawa won his fifth straight bout since moving up from the featherweight class. Nakagawa (10-6, 5 KOs) unanimously outpointed nationally and regionally ranked Taiki Minamoto (16-7-1, 13 KOs) over eight rounds.

Dangan Aoki Promotions card also included two scheduled four-rounders in which super featherweight Yusuke Endo halted Hoshi Saito and super bantamweight Toshiki Unno stopped Kazutoshi Waki.

OPBF Super Bantamweight Title-
Champion Hiroaki Teshigawara (IBF #3, WBC #7, The Ring #8, TTR #13; 22-2-2, 15 KOs)
TKO-6 1:40
Shingo Kawamura (16-6-4, 8 KOs)
- Teshigawara dominated, winning each round.
- In the sixth round, Teshigawara dropped the JBC #11/OPBF #15 ranked Kawamura. The battered challenger beat the referee's count but was stopped moments later.
- This was Teshigawara's fourth successful defense of the OPBF title.

Super Featherweight Bout-
Kanehiro Nakagawa (10-6, 5 KOs)
Unan. Dec. 8
Taiki Minamoto (16-7-1, 13 KOs)
- The JBC #4 ranked Nakagawa unanimously outpointed former Japanese featherweight champion Minamoto by the scores of 78-74, 79-73, and 78-74.
- It should be noted that Minamoto came into the bout ranked #5 at 130 by the JBC and #5 at 130 by the OPBF.

Super Featherweight Bout-
Yusuke Endo (2-2-1, 2 KOs)
TKO-3 1:46
Hoshi Saito (2-4, 0 KOs)
- This was the fourth time in five bouts that Saito has been stopped.

Super Bantamweight Bout-
Toshiki Unno (2-1, 1 KO)
TKO-3 2:05
Kazutoshi Waki (1-1, 0 KOs)
- Waki was fighting for the first time since his pro debut on October 31, 2018.
Article By: Ken Pollitt