WATCH: TJ Doheny v Ryosuke Iwasa – FULL FIGHT

TJ Doheny [20(14)-0] reached the summit this morning.

The Portlaoise super bantamweight won the IBF title, dethroning champion Ryosuke Iwasa [25(16)-3(2)] at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

Following an enthralling fight with numerous momentum shifts, Doheny emerged a unanimous decision winner with scores of 117-112, 116-112, and 115-113 to take the title and become Ireland’s third reigning champion.

Few people were able to watch the fight live, with no Irish or UK broadcaster being able to secure rights to air the contest but footage of the fight in full is now available online.

Watch Ryosuke Iwasa v TJ Doheny in full below:

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Joe O'Neill

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