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This KO from the WBC Bantamweight Title Fight Over the Weekend Is Pretty Awesome (Video)

by: Esteban On  Monday, November 5, 2012

Shinsuke Yamanaka and Tomas Rojas KO

I don’t know about you, but I don’t normally pay much attention to bantamweight boxing. I mean, two 115-pound guys punching each other? Sounds more like a middle school recess than a sporting event worthy of pay-per-view.

However, sometimes a knockout highlight comes along that proves me wrong. And what you’re about to see is one of those.

Over the weekend in Sendai, Japan, WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan took on challenger Tomas Rojas of Mexico. Yamanaka won 5 of the first 6 rounds, but for the most part Rojas was holding his own. However, 37 seconds into the 7th round, all that changed drastically. Yamanaka landed a hard right, then followed that up with a hard left.

Result? Rojas hit the mat like a sack of potatoes.

And luckily the broadcasters did a great job of capturing it in super slow-motion from a variety of angles. Check it out for yourself:

As you can see, Rojas was out cold for a few minutes there. However, he was eventually able to get up and leave the ring under his own power.

In any case, that’s what you call “defending your title in style.”




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