Japan’s kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa (32-0) has advanced to the final of the RISE World Series 2019 -58 kg tournament, defeating Suakim PKSaenchaimuaythai (105-22-3, Lumpinee super featherweight champion) in the semi-final. The fight was held this past weekend in Osaka, Japan.
The 20-year-old Nasukawa controlled the fight, as that was Suakim kickboxing debut. In the third round, Tenshin landed a massive rolling thunder that opened a cut on the Thai’s forehead and forced the doctor to waive off the fight.
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The other semi-final in the -58 kg category was between Rungkit Wor Sangprapai and Shiro (23-5-4, 10 KOs). Rungkit had to vacate his Rajadamnern super featherweight belt to move up in weight, but Shiro was too much of a challenge for the 17-year-old Thai. Rungkit started better, but the third round went under total domination for Shiro and an extra round was awarded. In the fourth round, Shiro was the fresher fighter who managed to land the cleaner hits and that secured him the W.