One of the many rising Japanese prospects is Sho Nakazawa who is unbeaten and quickly growing in stature in the sport. Earlier this year Nakazawa scored his 3rd successive stoppage win by taking out Thailand's Charit Aomtanom inside a round.
We'll admit that the over-all performance was less than stellar though Nakazawa never really struggled with his Thai foe. We think however that he may have been a little nervous given that this was on the same show as the WBC Bantamweight title fight between Shinsuke Yamanaka and Stephane Jamoye.
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One thing we love doing is watching a prospect develop from their debut to when they become a contender. One of the men that we find incredibly interesting right now Sho Nakawa who is being groomed as one of the future superstars of Japanese boxing.
In his third fight Nakazawa faced Thailand's Charit Aomtanom and although it wasn't a great fight Nakazawa picked up his third successive win, albeit against an opponent who was simply unable to take a punch.
One thing of genuine note here is that boxrec.com have Charit down as a debutant whilst the figure given on Japanese TV was 14 fights, with 8 wins, 5 losses and a draw, with 2 wins coming by KO. Whilst we do often trust boxrec this is a great example of how boxrec.com fails to keep complete records of Thai guys, a task we admit is impossible and thankless. Although the record of Charit isn't as bad as boxrec suggests his performance is very unimpressive here.
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