Yokota grad Wallace runs record to 3-0 with unanimous decision

By DAVE ORNAUER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: July 28, 2019

TOKYO – Dominique “Kenshin” Wallace ran his pro boxing record to 3-0 on Friday, scoring a four-round unanimous decision over Hiyoga Taniguchi in a lightweight bout at Korakuen Hall.

Wallace, a 2018 Yokota High School graduate, scored a first-round knockdown and kept Taniguchi (1-2) at bay with combinations of right hands and left hooks the rest of the way. Wallace led on the three cards 38-37, 38-36, 38-36.

“He maintained his stamina and was much more relaxed,” said Wallace’s trainer, Rick Roberts, 44, a retired Air Force master sergeant and former WBA lightweight contender.

Taniguchi was a left-hander, so Roberts had Wallace concentrate on “feinting with the right before throwing it,” Roberts said. It was a right hand that felled Taniguchi in the first round.

It wasn't immediately known when Wallace would next fight.