Prior to winning the OPBF title Tanada had impress several of those involved in the Filipino fight scene courtesy of several great performances including his stoppage of the then debuting Christian Nokumura just 3 months after Tanada had made his own debut.
The fight saw Tananda come out like a man possessed and his intentions to impress both the fans and the TV cameras was obvious.
Despite Tanada fighting like a whirring dervish Nokumura managed to some how see out the first round he wasn't so lucky in round 2 as Tanada got his wish of looking sensational and scored a brilliant knockout that showed his sensational ability. Amazingly when this fight took place Tanada was just 17!
(Video courtesy of Jerome Naldoza)