Previous world title challenger, Joey Canoy, unseated the supreme Oriental Pacific Boxing League (OPBF) light flyweight champion Kenichi Horikawa with a resonating TKO on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, at the EDION Field in Osaka, Japan.
The 29-year-old Canoy from General Santos City of Sanman Boxing Exercise center handled an ideal left uppercut that took out Horikawa cold at the 1:01 sign of the seventh round.
The triumph worked on Canoy’s record to 19 successes with 11 knockouts, 5 losses, and 2 draws.
Furthermore, it was an ideal presentation for himself in Japan’s cutthroat boxing scene as his session with Horikawa was his most memorable battle in the country.
|Date:||December 4, 2022|
|Fighters:||Joey Canoy vs. Kenichi Horikawa|
|Records:||(18-5-2, 10) vs. (41-17-1, 14)|
|Age:||29 vs. 42|
|Stance:||southpaw vs. orthodox|
|Height:||5’3 vs. 5’4|
|Country:||Philippines vs. Japan|
|Division Rank:||#21 vs. #24|
|Chance to Win:||50% vs. 50%|
|Bout:||12 rounds boxing light flyweight|
|Title(s):||vacant OPBF light flyweight title|
|Main Event:||Rementizo vs. Kobayashi|
|Venue:||EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Osaka, Japan|
|Local Time:||7:00 PM|
In the interim, the 42-year-old Horikawa dropped to 41 successes, 18 misfortunes, 14 knockouts, and 1 draw. It was his second consecutive misfortune following his July session against countryman Shokichi Iwata at the Korakuen Lobby in Tokyo, Japan.
During the session, Canoy was at that point showing predominance over Horikawa with his counter punches which for the most part arrived on their objectives.
Then again, Horikawa who was the more forceful among them didn’t yield in that frame of mind to go after Canoy in a large portion of their session.
There were various events the two fighters participated in an irate trade with Canoy handling the more cleaner punches.
What’s more, Canoy amazed Horikawa various times that put the fans on their feet.
In any case, Canoy kept his understanding until he handled that ideal left uppercut that sent Horikawa crashing down on the material.Note: This Site may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this page