WBC#1/WBA#5 ranked OPBF super-fly champ Kohei Kono (25-4, 9 KOs), 115, barely kept his regional belt as he had a tough time coping with desperate southpaw compatriot Masashi Tonomura (13-6-1, 6 KOs), 115, but was awarded a TKO win over the quickly fading challenger at 2:28 of the eleventh session on Monday in Saitama, Japan.
Kono, who had failed to win the vacant WBA 115-pound belt via split duke to fellow countryman Nobuo Nashiro in 2008, was outhuslted by Tonomura, who, however, became exhausted because of his high pace in earlier rounds. Kono’s light but busy combinations had the referee intervene the hot contest in round eleven.
2008年、同胞、名城信男を相手に空位のWBA王座を争ったもののスプリットでの判定を失ったことのある河野は、殿村に先手を取られたものの、殿村は序盤でのハイペースがたたり、疲労困憊していった。河野の、軽いが手数の多いコンビネーションによって、レフェリーは11ラウンド、この熱戦をストップした。（～had the referee intervene～は使役の構文。直訳すれば、河野の軽いが手数の多いコンビネーションが、レフェリーを介入させた、になる。この手の英文は和訳では出されやすい ）
Japanese top super-feather contender Rikiya Fukuhara (24-3-1, 18 KOs), 128, earned a unanimous verdict (79-74 twice and 78-75) over hard-punching Filipino Fernando Otic (11-7, 9 KOs), 128, over eight. Otic occasionally threw fast and solid shots to the Japanese footworker, who gradually took the initiative as the contest progressed.