Earlier today at the Korakuen Hall fight fans had the chance to see former Japanese amateur stand out Mikito Nakano (1-0, 1) [中野幹士] make his professional debut on a Dynamic Glove card, that sadly left his bout off the live broadcast though it will be shown on tape delay.
The touted Nakano, one of the newest professionals at the Teiken Gym, had ran up an excellent amateur record before turning professional and many in Japan have tipped him for huge success. Today he showed those in attendance why he is so highly regarded as he destroyed Thai visitor Thanawat Yancharoen (1-4) in 2 rounds.
Nakano showed his clear edge in speed to begin the bout, landing his right hook and straight left as and when he wanted before upping the ante and dropping the Thai with a body shot in round 2. The Thai failed to beat the 10 count as Nakano began his professional career with an eye catching KO win.
We expect to see a lot of Nakano over the coming years are the future really is very bright for him. As mentioned this bout wasn't shown live on TV but will be shown very shortly, with the possibility of being shown after the main event of the card, prior to the full show replay next week.
Over the last few weeks we've reported that Mikito Nakano (0-0) [中野幹士] would be making his debut in October.
Today, ahead of that bout, he took part in his B License pro-test, along with fellow amateur standout Li Gonte (0-0) [李健太が], also known as Ri Kon-Thae.
Nakano was a former standout in the amateur ranks claiming multiple Japanese titles and running up an excellent 75-9 record. His debut is expected to begin a journey towards multiple world titles. Amazingly though he maybe the lesser fighter from these two men.
Gonte has notable international experience, having represented North Korea at the 2014 World Youth Championships and the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, and went on a 62 fight unbeaten run as he rocked up a record of 102-10 in the amateurs, whilst picking up numerous domestic titles. Sadly however it's unclear when he will be making his debut.
Both men are Teiken fighters and both are expected to achieve serious success in the years to come.
Officially both men will have their test results announced tomorrow, though both are expected to pass with no issues at all.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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