Japanese teenager Juiki Tatsuyoshi (2-0, 2) took his second victory this past Monday when he stopped Naoki Okamura. The youngster, the son of the charismatic Joichiro Tatsuyoshi, looked like a much improved fighter to the one who made his debut earlier this year against Tadao Iwaya, despite carrying several niggling injuries into the fight.
Sadly whilst the performance was a solid on for Tatsuyoshi it seems the injuries are somewhat an issue and they have curtail plans for him to be in action in September, with the original idea being to have him featured on the September 22nd under-card of Shinsuke Yamanka.
As a result the plans regarded Tatsuyoshi's return to the ring have changed and he will now be back in action in November, in Osaka.
At the moment no details have been issued regarding any possible opponents, date, or a step up from 4 rounders, though we suspect that stablemate Sho Nakazawa (7-0, 4), who was also in action this past Monday, will also be on the card in what would expected to be a title prelude bout for the talented "Sho of Naniwa". Although Nakazawa has stated he wants a title fight it does sound like he's been told to have one more experience building bout first.
Staying on the subject of Tatsuyoshi it seems he was a huge ratings hit with TV figures stating he had an average viewership of 4.4% for his bout with Okamura, an incredible figure considering it was on tape delay, well into the night and up against live golf from the British Open.
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