Everything Yushin Okami did for the first ten minutes of the fight worked perfectly. On the feet, on the ground, Okami had Tim Boetsch bleeding and going into the third round knowing he needed a finish or he was leaving Japan with a loss. As the bell rang to open the final round, Tim Boetsch marched forward, looked Yushin Okami straight in the eyes and uppercutted him to oblivion, Shoryuken style.
We aren’t sure if Tim picked up this ancient Japanese technique in his recent trip to Japan or if he’s been pulling it off since back in the day when you had to put your quarter on the arcade cabinet to signify ‘you’re next’. Regardless of when he learned the technique, he employed it to perfection on Yushin Okami’s face. Check out this unbelievable comeback in what is fast becoming a magical night in Tokyo, but aren’t they all?