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NJPW crowns Best of the Super Juniors 29 winner

The tournament to crown the top junior heavyweight in NJPW concluded today in the Nippon Budokan.

NJPW crowned the winner of the Best of the Super Juniors 29 tournament today in the Nippon Budokan. 

Hiromu Takahashi defeated El Desperado in the finals to win the tournament for a third consecutive year, winning the deciding bout with his Time Bomb and Time Bomb II finishers.

The BOSJ win is Hiromu's fourth in the last five years, as he becomes the only man to win the tournament four times, besting Koji Kanemoto's mark of three, which had stood since 2009. Jushin Liger won Best of the Super Juniors twice, and won the prior iteration of the junior heavyweight tournament Top of the Super Juniors on one occasion as well. 

Hiromu defeated current IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori in a block match earlier in the tournament, making him the de facto number one contender even without the BOSJ win. That match would be a logical addition to the June 12 Dominion show.