August 23rd 2015-Art Center Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Teiru Kinoshita (21-1-1, 5) Vs Cyborg Nawatedani (9-2-2, 4)
Controversy in boxing is nothing new though few results have elicited the reaction that boxing fans in Japan gave the recent Super Flyweight bout between former world title contender Teiru Kinoshita and rising hopeful Cyborg Nawatedani. The but has been one of the few that we've received angry messages about and one that made newspaper headlines in Japan due to the controversy, it has also lead to some suggesting that the JBC need to review the result and punish judges for their scoring of the contest.
(Footage courtesy of Westbrook Satoshi)
September 1st 2012- Sumiyoshi SportsCenter, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Cyborg Nawatedani (1-2-1, 1) Vs Shunpei Ito (2-5, 1)
In the west we see fans write fighters off after an early career defeat or two. In Japan however those losses are seen as part of a fighters development and although Cyborg Nawatedani lost 2 of his first 4 bouts, including a defeat to Shohei Omori, he has since proven to be a capable prospect with several notable wins. As part of his rebuilding process Nawatedani battled in this contest against Shunpei Ito on the under-card of Nobuo Nashiro's WBA Super Flyweight title bout against Tepparith Kokietgym.
(Video courtesy of 六島むとう)
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