Former K-1 “Heavyweight Champion” (non-tournament) Kyotaro is set to participate in his fourth professional boxing bout versus 11-9 heavyweight Clarence Tillman. The American prepared for his camp at Phuket Top Team, and is extremely – but humbly – confident of his impending success against a man with undoubtedly good hands, but who has trained those heat rocks in the K-1 rules kickboxing medium.
Here is his interview at Top Team:
Kyotaro’s most memorable moment (arguably) occurred against the once-granite chinned p4p warrior Melvin Manhoef, who was face-planted at the feet of the burly Japanese heavyweight. But his hands have met less success against men his size; he scored technical knockout victories in his last two fights, but against smaller opposition; it remains to be seen how he will deal with a solid professional in Tillman who is both taller and heavier than he is.
Tillman is an American boxer living in New Zealand and training (as of this fight) out of Phuket Top Team in Thailand. Not the average journey a professional fighter or indeed a man would make, but there you go. We’re all on a journey, we each have our own path in life, and we are all where we are meant to be.
I wouldn’t hold my breath for a live stream, but FSA will endeavour to post the video of this fight as soon as it becomes available.