Hironori Mishiro (10-0-1, 3 KOs) pulled off an upset on Boxing day, by picking up a 10 round majority decision over former world champion Masayuki Ito (26-3 -1, 14 KOs).
The fight was scored 96 -94 by two Judge’s for Mishiro, while the order card was scored a draw 95 – 95. The Watanabe Gym Fighter was able to stage a competitive performance that not only saw him get favoured by the judge’s but also so earned him one of the biggest wins in his career.
Ito was making the second appearance since losing his WBO 130 pound to Jamel Herring. He had already made a return to winning ways with a Loopsided decision over Indonesian Ruben Manakane.
Mishiro, five years yoyears has had an impressive start to his pro career and was able to unseat former OPBF super-featherweight champ Carlo Magali in just his sixth processional fight. He has successfully defended the title four times since then.
Ranked 6th by the WBO and 14th by the WBC, Ito was expected to make little work of the unbeaten regional ruler, who has faced nobody of his Caliber but that wasn’t the story here as the Mishiro put on a competitive performance and was able to get favour from Judges.
There were fractions, who believed that Ito had done enough to win the fight. However, the fight was so close and the judge’s could just be correct or a draw could also have been the score.