December 9th 2018-EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Masayoshi Nakatani (17-0, 11) vs Hurricane Futa (25-7-1, 15)
This past Sunday OPBF Lightweight champion Masayoshi Nakatani [中谷正義] took on the hard hitting Hurricane Futa [中岸風太] whilst seeking his 11th defense.
(Video courtesy of nov K)
July 29th 2018-EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Masayoshi Nakatani (16-0, 10) vs Izuki Tomioka (5-0-1, 1)
Earlier today fight fans at the EDION Arena Osaka saw an OPBF Lightweight title fight, as Masayoshi Nakatani [中谷正義] sought his 10th defense and took on Japanese Youth champion Izuki Tomioka [富岡樹].
September 3rd 2017-Shimazu Arena, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Masayoshi Nakatani (14-0, 8) Vs Ryan Sermona (20-8-1, 13)
Earlier this month we saw OPBF Lightweight champion Masayoshi Nakatani [中谷 正義] take on Filipino foe Ryan Sermona.
April 9th 2017-EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Masayoshi Nakatani (13-0, 8) Vs Kaewfah Tor Buamas (23-1, 16)
Earlier today Japanese fans in Osaka saw OPBF Lightweight champion Masayoshi Nakatani [中谷 正義] battle with Thai challenger Kaewfah Tor Buamas [แก้วฟ้า สวนปาล์มฟาร์มนก]
November 11th 2016- Central Gym, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Masayoshi Nakatani (12-0, 7) vs Allan Tanada (14-5-3, 6)
This past Friday OPBF Lightweight champion Masayoshi Nakatani [中谷 正義] battled against Filipino challenger Allan Tanada, a former OPBF champion at Super Featherweight.
April 17th 2016-EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Masayoshi Nakatani (11-0, 6) vs Tosho Makoto Aoki (20-13-2, 17)
This past Sunday Japanese fans saw OPBF Lightweight champion Masayoshi Nakatani [中谷 正義] battle against the heavy handed Tosho Makoto Aoki [闘将 青木 誠].
(Video courtesy of yossy112311)
August 28th 2015- Central Gym, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Masayoshi Nakatani (10-0, 5) Vs Kazuya Murata (11-4, 5)
OPBF Lightweight champion Masayoshi Nakatani has had a less than exciting reign since winning the title in early 2014. In his 4th defense he faced Kazuya Murata in what looked, on paper, to be a massive mismatch.
(Video courtesy of Westbook Satoshi)
April 26th 2013- Central Gym, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Masayoshi Nakatani (4-0, 3) Vs Nampol Sor Chantasith (1-3)
Lightweight prospect Masayoshi Nakatani has become one of Ioka gym's most capable young fighters and we suspect his rise through the ranks could, eventually, see him becoming a world champion. He's not nearly there yet but his development has been excellent. This bout, from early in his career, sees Nakatani fighting against Thai visitor Nampol Sor Chantasith and making extremely light work of the Thai.
(Video courtesy Yossy112311
August 12th 2012- Central Gym, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Masayoshi Nakatani (3-0, 2) Vs Ronnel Esparas (9-7-1, 1)
Ioka gym hopeful Masayoshi Nakatani has been groomed as potential world champion since early on in his career. Unfortunately for Nakatani he seemed to find that his early opponents tend to struggle to survive with him and that was the case with Filipino Ronnel Esparas, a supposedly tough journeyman who simply couldn't take the power of the Lightweight prospect.
(Video courtesy of Yossy112311
At the end of October fans in Osaka were lucky enough to see the world ranked Masayoshi Nakatani successfully defend his OPBF Lightweight title against the heavy handed Futoshi Usami.
Nakatani, a hard puncher himself, showed off all the traits that we feel could take him to a world title. He showed great patience, fantastic poise, an excellent jab, and although the bout was very slow at times he showed a brilliant understanding of distance and timing. It was as controlled a performance as you are likely to see from a Lightweight hopeful with less than 10 professional bouts. As for Usami it's unlikely he'll ever win an OPBF title but we'd like to see him mixing at the Japanese title level as he could certainly be in interesting contests there.
(It's taken a few weeks for us to get this one but we're so glad we've finally gotten it and we have to send a massive thank you to Yossy112311 for the footage
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