Going into the bout many figured Nakamura as the #4 Super Featherweight in Japan behind WBA champion Takashi Uchiyama, WBC champion Takashi Miura and top challenger Daiki Kaneko, not only did they feel he was #4 in Japan but he was also a clear world ranked fighter. Ito on the other hand had the clear intention of taking that high position domestically and the high world rankings that Nakamura had.
The bout, between puncher and boxer, was one of those that really was often a case of "what do you like?" And we'd understand people picking against the official result, which we won't spoil, but we also see many people siding with the official result due to how the fight was fought which really never saw either man completely in control of the action.
We hope you enjoy this one, we did even though it wasn't a FOTY contender.
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