Hozumi Hasegawa vs. Juan Carlos Burgos Featherweight Title Fight Photos
Hozumi Hasegawa was a longtime bantamweight titleholder and one of the most respected fighters in the world, despite being hardly known in the United States. Then he suffered a defeat to Fernando Montiel and decided to move up in weight two classes to featherweight, where his first fight was for the WBC title against Juan Carlos Burgos. A classic war took place, with Hasegawa taking home the big win.
Above, you’ll find fight photos and weigh-in photos and images from the Hasegawa vs. Burgos fight. Not everyone in the United States especially got to see the bout, but it was an exciting back and forth contest, and it was hard fought by both men. Hasegawa just had a little bit more, thanks in no small part to his wealth of experience in addition to his world class skill.