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2020-07-24
Nakagawa Retains Japanese Super Flyweight Title
Pictured: Two-time Japanese super flyweight champion Kenta Nakagawa


Yesterday at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japanese super flyweight champion Kenta Nakagawa won a 9-round, unanimous technical decision over top contender Yuto Matsuo.

In the supporting bouts, debuting lightweight Rentaro Kimura stopped Yuya Azuma and female light flyweight Nanako Suzuki unanimously outpointed Aoi Watanabe.


Japanese Super Flyweight Title-
Champion Kenta Nakagawa (IBF #14, WBC #22; 19-3-1, 12 KOs)
Unan. Tech. Dec. 9 1:55
Yuta Matsuo (15-5-2, 8 KOs)
- Nakagawa-Matsuo was the main event on Tokyo's second professional boxing card since boxing resumed in Japan on July 12.
- Matsuo came into the bout ranked by the JBC as the #1 contender for Nakagawa's title.
- Nakagawa won by the scores of 88-84, 88-84, and 88-85 thus making the first successful defense of his second reign as the Japanese super flyweight champion. He is now 3-1 in Japanese title bouts.

Lightweight Bout-
Rentaro Kimura (1-0, 1 KO)
TKO-2 1:23
Yuya Azuma (5-4-1, 1 KO)

Women's Light Flyweight Bout-
Nanako Suzuki (4-2, 1 KO)
Unan. Dec. 4
Aoi Watanabe (2-3, 1 KO)
- Ms. Suzuki won by the scores of 39-36, 40-35, and 40-35.
 
Article By: Ken Pollitt