Naomichi Marufuji makes his boxing debut

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Marufuji meets Takayuki Kinoshita in an exhibition fight.

One-half of the current GHC Tag Team Champions Naomichi Marufuji made his boxing debut when he fought Tayayuki Kinoshita on December 16th. This was an exhibition that was presented by 3150 Fight and it aired on ABEMA TV.

The bout went two rounds. Takayuki Kinoshita is a race car driver and a automotive journalist. He is 60 years of age and Marufuji is 42.

丸藤が先制パンチ!! @ABEMA で視聴中 #亀田興毅 #3150ファイトvol1

— プロレスリング・ノア |PROWRESTLING NOAH (@noah_ghc) December 16, 2021

木下のパンチも当たり始める!! @ABEMA で視聴中 #亀田興毅 #3150ファイトvol1

— プロレスリング・ノア |PROWRESTLING NOAH (@noah_ghc) December 16, 2021

試合終了!丸藤選手からメッセージ! @ABEMA で視聴中 #亀田興毅 #3150ファイトvol1

— プロレスリング・ノア |PROWRESTLING NOAH (@noah_ghc) December 16, 2021

TKO木下隆行さん、丸藤正道選手、お疲れ様でした!!🥊#noah_ghc #3150ファイト

— プロレスリング・ノア |PROWRESTLING NOAH (@noah_ghc) December 16, 2021

Pro Wrestling NOAH promoted the fight heavily throughout the day. Marufuji is scheduled to be in action at NOAH’s New Year’s Day show where he and Keiji Muto are defending the GHC Tag Titles against Masato Tanaka and Masaaki Mochizuki. That January 1st show will also feature KENTA’s return to NOAH.