After three consecutive decision wins, Knockout CP Freshmart finally lived up to his adopted ring name.
The reigning unbeaten strawweight titlist was relentless in breaking down Go Adaira inside of five rounds Wednesday afternoon in
CP Freshmart scored knockdowns in rounds four and five, the latter producing an immediate stoppage.
Somehow, Odaira (13-6-3) wound up in his third career title fight despite having never accomplished anything in his journeyman career to receive such preferential treatment. The visiting challenger from Japan made the most of his latest opportunity, but was hopelessly outclassed.
The bout lasted as long as it did only because CP Freshmart was a bit slow out the gate. Once the 26-year old hit his stride midway through round two, it only became a matter of time before picking up his 15th career win.
After two rounds of boxing, Odaira attempted to pick up the pace in round three. It had an adverse affect, instead opening up opportunities for CP Freshmart who managed to work his opponent's body. It led to the bout's first knockdown late in round four. CP Freshmart moved in for the finish soon thereafter, but was a bit wild in his body attack as he was warned for low blows.
Regaining his composure, CP Freshmart closed the show in emphatic fashion in round five. A left uppercut rendered Odaira defenseless as a follow up right hand shot dropped him early in the frame. He was in no condition to continue, rightly recognized by the referee who stopped the contest.
CP Freshmart improved to 15-0 (7KOs) with the win. Nearly half of his young career has come in title fights, winning an interim title in Oct. '14 before earning an upgrade following a 12-round points win over Byron Rojas in their title consolidation clash last June.
With Wednesday's knockout, he matches the effort put in by hia countryman and fellow unbeaten titlist Wanheng Menayothin whom also stopped Odaira in five rounds exactly 52 weeks ago.
The bout aired live on Channel 7 in Thailand and also legally streamed live on the network's website.