The April 23rd Osaka Castle show featuring Shinsuke Yamanaka's bout with Stephane Jamoye and Hozumi Hasegawa's bout with Kiko Martinez has seen a new addition to it in the form of Japanese youngster Sho Nakazawa (2-0, 2), a highly touted and very accomplished former amateur stand out.
Although Nakazawa might not be a name many are familiar with the 21 year old Bantamweight is regarded as another of Japan's "Super Prospects". He was, as mentioned above, an amateur standout with a record of 92-10 (45) and an All Japan amateur championship under his belt.
Whlst Nakazawa is untested so far as a professional he has looked scintillating in despatching two over matched Thai opponents in clinical fashion. His third bout, just like is previous 2, will also be against a Thai though we're expecting a more accomplished and testing Thai foe than his previous 2.
Our sources in Japan have earmarked Nakazawa as "one to watch" and he apparently has all the traits to zoom up the rankings at Super Bantamweight. Whilst he's not yet proven himself like Naoya Inoue or Kosei Tanaka the expectation is that he could turn out to be every bit as good as the other "super prospects.
(Photo courtesy of http://boxingnews.jp)
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