Earlier today on the chief support bout of Shinsuke Yamanaka's bout with Diego Ricardo Santillan fans had the chance to see the touted Japanese prospect Sho Nakazawa (6-0, 4) score one of his most notable wins to date as he cruised past Mexican foe Alexander Cazares (9-4, 3) to a wide 8 round decision win.
The Japanese youngster swiftly found a home fight his straight right hand early on and although Cazares managed to occasionally counter it with his left hook there was never any real issue for Nakazawa who seemed too fast, too skilled and just too good for the tough Mexican. Cazares, to his credit, never looked like wilting but the best he did was keep a few rounds competitive rather than come close to winning many.
At the final bell it was clear that Nakazawa's unbeaten record was under no threat and cards of 79-74, twice, and 79-73, show how clear of a winner he was.
After the bout the Japanese youngster stated that he wanted a more interesting bout next time out, though he did seem pleased with the round bout which was his second successive distance contest, following an 8 round decision victory over Filipino foe Jhunriel Ramonal late last year. It also seemed clear that Nakazawa enjoyed the experience of fighting a Mexican foe, giving him something different to face than the Thai's and Filipino's that he had been up against so far into his career.
Given Nakazxawa's talent and amateur experience it seems likely that he will be moved towards some type of a title fight before the year is out so a bout with a domestically ranked foe in the summer would seem the logical next step before a Japanese of OPBF title fight. If he can't get a title fight this year then the best option would be to spend the next 8 months climbing up the rankings and moving towards a 2016 shot. However there is no reason to rush the 22 year old Osakan who has a lot of time to fully develop into a strong Super Bantamweight, if not a Featherweight in the near future.
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