5 Dec 2018

Japan is a proud country of warriors dating back centuries and those storied combatants throughout history showed guile and effectiveness in their pursuit of victory.

Fast forward to 2018 and a different type of modern-day warrior stepped over the ropes at Tokyo?s Korakuen Hall last weekend to solidify his spot as Japan?s number one super-welterweight MuayThai fighter, showcasing that aforementioned guile to to deal another key victory.

Yeti Tatsuro first became the WBC MuayThai National champion of Japan back in February of this year, with a rousing performance to steer him to victory. It was only a matter of time when he would have to defend that belt!

Saturday the 2nd of December came and the man standing opposite him was his compatriot Masashi Yamato, himself looking to dethrone the champion.

The contest itself:

Yeti, the champion, started off the contest moving forward looking to land powerful kicks and punches to set a tone of early dominance. He landed a flurry of lovely punches to his opponents head and some thunderous body shots that seemed to startle his opponent, Masashi.

At 1? 52? in the opening stanza a right cross from the champ caught Masashi clean on the face, sending him crashing to the canvas for a referee?s eight count...Masashi survived: stood up, showed his fighting pose and willingness to go back in action: but?.

Yeti smelled blood: and he did not stop his ruthless pursuit as a barrage of punches rained down on Masashi, again sending down onto the canvas? the referee stepped in to stop the fight ? and Yeti was once again the victor, making a very successful first defense of his crown.

On behalf of the WBC MuayThai Chairman, Pol. General Kovid Bhakdibhumi, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, and the entire team at the WBC we would like to congratulate Mr. Yeti on his continued success.

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