Earlier today GreenTsuda held a press conference to announce their next set of notable bouts. Whilst the headline announcement an OPBF Lightweight title bout between unbeaten champion Masayoshi Nakatani (11-0, 6) [中谷 正義] and experienced pouncher Tosho Makoto Aoki (20-13-2, 17) [闘将 青木 誠], set for April 17th, it certainly wasn't the only bout to generate headlines.
Another bout that has generated some notable coverage is an 8 round contest between the fast rising Kazuki Tanaka (4-0, 3) [田中一樹] and 2-weight world champion Denkaosan Kaovichit (63-6-1, 26) [เด่นเก้าแสน เก้าวิชิต], who will meet on April 3rd at "Crash Boxing Vol 8".
Tanaka, who turned professional in 2014, was tipped as one to watch from the date of his pro-test bout with his amateur pedigree marking him as a potential world champion in the exciting Bantamweight and Super Bantamweight divisions. The 23 year old notched up three wins last year, including a notable stoppage over Kaname Tabei and a decision win over Monico Laurente, though this is thought to be a bout based on really grabbing attention given that Kaovichit is well known in Japan.
The former world champion, who won titles at 112lbs and 115lbs, was once a genuine world level competitor with wins over Richie Mepranum, Takafumi Sakata, Diaki Kameda and Nobuo Nashiro. Sadly though he's now a 39 year old who has been stopped in 3 of his last 4 and his only a single win in the last 2 years, with that being a victory over the hapless Gaspar Ampolo. Whilst he did face Kohei Kono for a world title in March 2014 he looked done since that loss.
The bout, which will be Tanaka's most notable to date, is expected to be an easy win but the hope is that he'll build his reputation some what on the victory and build towards a potential title fight later in the year.
Masayoshi Nakatani to defend OPBF title on April 17th!
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