OPBF Lightweight champion Masayoshi Nakatani (7-0, 5) is currently preparing for his first OPBF title defense.
At the moment details are scarce though the fighter himself has said it will be in his native Osaka, marking a return to Osaka after more than 2 years of fighting in Hyogo and Tokyo.
Whilst no opponent or date has yet been announced we're expecting the fight to be in May and at the Bodymaker Colosseum and to be a co-feature on a card headlined by Kazuto Ioka in a Flyweight title fight with either WBA champion Juan Carlos Reveco or IBF champion Amnat Ruenroeng. Of course negotiations surround Ioka's bout will likely decide the date of this show.
As for Nakatani's opponent the only certainty is that they will be an OPBF ranked fighter. This leaves some really interesting match ups including the #1 ranked IK Yang and the #5 ranked Ji-Hoon Kim both of who would make for really exciting fights.
(Picture courtesy of Boxrec.com)
News! We try and give you the most interesting news stories from the Asian boxing world!