Chinese fighters had a good day today picking up a number of victories on a card that was put together to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Despite a good day, there was some negatives for the day, including a loss for Xian Qian Wei (9-6-1, 1) [魏谦祥], who lost the WBC Asian Boxing Council Featherweight and WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council Featherweight titles via decision to Japan's Takafumi Nakajima (25-7-1, 10) [中嶋孝文 ].
The experienced Nakajima, who was fighting outside of Japan for the first time, looked like a man who hadn't travelled to pick up a check and instead looked like a man determined to claim a title, and one of his most notable wins to date. That determination saw him fighting at a higher pace than Wei who often looked like he was unable to match the veteran, despite the fact Wei is 10 years Nakajima's junior.
There were good moments for the local but they were few and far between with Nakajima often walking him back and out landing him whilst making the most of his experience.
Come the final bell the big question was not who deserved the win but who had the judges scored the bout for. Thankfully they got it right, with all 3 siding with the Japanese visitor, with scores of 96-94, 98-92, twice.
A relieved looking Nakajima seemed to take a second to allow the scores to set in before celebrating with his newly won title belts.
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