Earlier today GreenTsuda held a press conference to announce their next big bouts, the most notable of which will take place on April 17th at the EDION Arena Osaka.
That main story from the announcement was that they would be promoting an OPBF Lightweight title fight between current champion Masayoshi Nakatani (11-0, 6) [中谷 正義], from the Ioka gym, and their own fighter Tosho Makoto Aoki (20-13-2, 17) [闘将 青木 誠].
The bout is a notable bout given that it's an OPBF title contest between two Osakan based fighters, but is expected to be a major mismatch.
The unbeaten Nakatani has looked like a fighter on his way to a world title bout since scoring a break out win back in 2013, when he stopped Shuhei Tsuchiya. Since that win he has won the OPBF title, beating Yoshitaka Kato, and recorded 4 defenses of the belt, scarcely losing a round since winning the belt more than 2 years ago.
Aoki on the other hand has a journeyman's record, and was stopped last time out by Chaiyong Sithsaithong, inside a round. That loss ended a 7 fight winning run, with all those wins coming by stoppage. Interestingly that winning run had come following a 4 losing streak. Although heavy handed the 36 year old lacks durability and has been stopped 9 times in his 35 fight career. We suspect this will end in stoppage loss #10.
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