Fernando Montiel Knocks Hozumi Hasegawa Out To Unify

By Mark Vester

At the Nihon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel (41-2-2, 31 KOs) added the WBC title to his waist when he stopped Hozumi Hasegawa (28-3, 12 KO) in the fourth round of a competitive fight.
Both had their moments in the first round, but it was Hasegawa who landed the better combination of punches and caught Montiel with some very good counters.

In the second, Montiel stayed on the back-foot. He allowed Hasegawa to take charge. Montiel was looking for a counter. The third was more of Hasegawa landing very good punches while coming in. Montiel with a hook and Hasegawa answered. They traded hooks again. The punches of Hasegawa were pushing Montiel back.

In the fourth, Hasegawa was using his jab to work in and then unleashed hard combos. Montiel caught Hasegawa sleeping with a counter lefthook bomb and then battered him against the ropes until referee Laurence Cole jumped in to stop the fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by crillz on 05-01-2010

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;8229357]At the Nihon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel (41-2-2, 31 KOs) added the WBC title to his waist when he stopped Hozumi Hasegawa (28-3, 12 KO) in the fourth round of a competitive fight. [[URL=]Click Here…

Comment by joehz on 05-01-2010

it was a very good quality fight both fighters showed there stuf. ref was right to stop this fight just like it was right when the ref stoped the jcc taylor 1 fight, a tragedy can happen at any moment…

Comment by lopez36 on 05-01-2010

i can't believe that there are people in here not giving montiel credit for this victory crying about an early stoppage,thats incredible....the first hook got him but the second one was very hard,he was standing perfectly and hit him with…

Comment by No Ceiling on 04-30-2010

what a bum. got exposed by a past prime weight drained montiel...........

Comment by dcull111 on 04-30-2010

lol, there are so many people posting in this thread that clearly havent actually watched the fight. this is the first time ive seen hasegawa fight, and on the whole he looked very impressive. he got caught by a beautiful…

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