Koji Kanemoto vs Bobby Gunns
Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany
(reviewed 03/19/2017) This has been built up over the whole weekend and I’m actually a fairly big fan of Bobby Gunns, so I’m looking forward to this one. Tired of this kid’s shit, Kanemoto goes right after Gunns and stuffs him with some patented Kanemoto offense. Gunns’ youthful exuberance allows him to make a comeback, though his cockiness ensures that he’s unable to put the legend away in quick fashion. They continue on for a while with shoot-oriented spots, trading control back and forth until Gunns is able to get a flash pin for the victory. An average match, but an effective one, which is really the story of Kanemoto over this weekend. It won’t turn any heads, but if you’re a fan of this style, I’m sure you’d find something here to enjoy.