On the scales both men made the 135lb limit with room to spare, though the taller and rangier Nakatani was unsurprisingly heavier than the Filipino who looked somewhat flabby in comparison to the champion.
The bout, which will be Nakatani's 6 defense has stated that he will be looking to stop Tanada, who's only stoppage loss so far has come to Masao Nakamura, whilst Tanada seemed confident of getting up close and giving Nakatani hell in a much rough bout than the champion would want, given his advantages in size.
If Tanada pulls off the upset tomorrow more than 6 years after he upset Rikiya Fukuhara to claim the OPBF title at 130lbs whilst a win for Nakatani will likely move him in to the world title mix for 2017.
Nakatani faces Tanada in OPBF showdown
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