Back in April we reported that Kazuki Nakajima (0-0) [中嶋一輝] had signed with the Ohashi gym. Today the talented, former amateur star, took part in his protest bout, sparring with upcoming Japanese Super Bantamweight title challenger Ryoichi Tamura (8-2-1, 5) [田村 亮一].
The spar is likely to have lead to Nakajima impressing the JBC enought for them to give him a B class license, something he and those at the Ohashi gym are hoping for.
If, as expected, Nakajima gets his B class license then the plan is for him to debut on June 25th in Tokyo, as part of the show which will be headlined by stable mate Koki Inoue (7-0, 6) [浩樹井上]. That debut will see Nakajima take on a Thai foe, in what should be an easy way to kick off his professional career.
Interestingly the idea seems to be to keep Nakajima busy and his second bout has been pencilled in for August 30th, on a yet to be announced card. Notably this August card also seems likely to feature fellow amateur standout Katsuya Yasuda [保田克也], making his debut, and potentially also a title fight in the main event.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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