In the first defence of his second reign Nashiro battled against little known Japanese fighter Konosuke Tomiyama. Tomiyama was a former OPBF champion but was taking a huge step up in class and viewed as a talented fighter but not one who should really trouble Nashiro. What the champion got however was trouble, in fact he got almost instant trouble as he was dropped inside a minute of the fight beginning.
Nashiro, despite his world class credentials, struggled to get to Tomiyama and often looked rushed and reckless when he attacked. It was as if Nashiro was trying to make life difficult for himself and Tomiyama was taking his chance to land shots regularly.
Nashiro was dropped again in round 6 as Tomiyama seemed set to claim a major upset though eventually the champion found success in and in round 8 he hurt the challenger was never given time to recover as Nashiro jumped on him eventually breaking him down to force the referee to stop the action.
When we discuss bouts with everything this really did have it all. Skills, shocks and a major turn around. Unfortunately for Tomiyama his career since this bout as been inconsistent and he has lost many of his more notable bouts, including a highly exciting war with Genesis Servania. Nashiro on the other hand has retired and is currently working to try and prepare young amateurs for the 2020 games in Tokyo.