Earlier today Ohashi gym put on a card stacked with notable names, and several really interesting match ups. The under-card was also well worth some attention as it featured a veteran, who is potentially set to fight for a national title in the near future, the second bout of a hotly tipped prospect, and the debut of another prospect
The veteran in action was Go Onaga (28-3-3, 19) [翁長 吾央], who ended a frustrating spell of his career as he took his first win in 17 months and over-came Indonesian journeyman John Bajawa (13-15, 7) with a third round TKO. The Japanese veteran pressed the action and simply broke down Bajawa, who was stopped standing after having been down from a body shot just moments earlier. Originally the plan going into this fight was for Onaga to face former world title challenger Hiroyuki Kudaka (25-17-1, 11) [久高 寛之] in Novemeber, in a Japanese title rights challenger bout, but sadly Kudaka suffered a serious cut on the same show, which could force that bout to be cancelled and for Onaga to get a direct shot at the title next year.
Fighting as a professional for the second time was no issue for the touted Kazuki Nakajima (2-0, 2) [中嶋一輝], who easily saw off Indonesian visitor Resnu Sundava (2-2, 2) in just 26 seconds, courtesy of a brutal body shot. It didn't take debutant Katsuya Yasuda (1-0, 1) [保田克也] much longer to see off Reno Arizona (2-2), who was stopped with a cracking straight left hand from the Japanese southpaw. It's expected that both Nakajima and Yasuda will be returning to the ring in early OCtober, as part of the next Ohashi card, with activity expected to be kept high for those two former amateur standouts.
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