Japanese promotion KNOCK OUT made a lot of bold claims about reviving Japanese kickboxing and threw together a formidable debut event in KNOCK OUT vol.0 that went down today. Not only did they make claims, but they delivered with a night of exciting fights and really showed the world what Japanese kickboxing is made of. The biggest story is Tenshin Nasukawa knocking out Wanchalong in round one with a crazy spinning back kick.
これが那須川天心！！！ pic.twitter.com/aqBfVozygQ— けんちょす (@Kento19990724) December 5, 2016
Seriously, that is amazing. The promotion also announced their second event, KNOCK OUT vol.1 for February 12th, featuring Genji Umeno, Tenshin Nasukawa, Hikari Machida, Takashi Futoshi and more.
KNOCK OUT vol.0
Haruaki Otsuki (R1 - KO) StarBoy KwaythongGym
Eisaku Ogasawara (R3 - KO) Keisaku Miyamoto
Yosuke Morii (R3 - KO) Yodwandee Nitsamui
T-98 (R2 - KO) Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima
Tenshin Nasukawa (R1 - KO) Wanchalong PK.Saenchaigym
Genji Umeno (R5 - Dec) Sirimongkol PK.Saenchaigym