One man who appears to have the skills but has left us with question marks is Japan's talented Naoto Uebayashi who, despite having a 5-0-1 at the time of writing, has left some with major question marks due to performances in several of his early fights.
One of those those, in fact the most telling in many ways, was his second professional bout as Uebayashi took on Thailand's Imron Lookkhlongtan and mentally switched off for just a moment. Uebayashi looked in complete control but made a mistake and was forced to pay with the Thai tagging him with a very crisp and heavy right hand that sent Uebayashi down about 2:40 into the opening round.
Much to his credit the Japanese fighter did get back to his feet, recovered and went on to win the fight with a sensational knockout in round 5 but the warning signs for Uebayashi need to be heeded, especially when you consider he was dropped again just 2 fights later by Yusaku Kuga. There is talent here with Uebayashi but he certainly needs to work out a few issues before he's moved into title fights or else he will lose a fight that he has the ability to win.
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