Nakatani defeats Cortes, keeps WBO 115lb title

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Junto Nakatani made his first defense of the WBO 115-pound belt as he dropped Mexican Argi Cortes three times–twice in the fidth and once more in the ninth—to score a lopsided decision (119-106 twice, 118-107) over twelve hot frames on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Cortes seemed greatly befuddled by Nakatani’s awkward southpaw style with superior height and reach to be unable to show his retaliation.

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  • Nakatani vs Ioka is an inevitable mega event in Japan. Nakatani vs Roman Gonzalez or Juan Francisco Estrada could be a classic too

    • Heard they were working on Ioka – Estrada for NYE, Burucho. That’s awesome, of course, and Nakatani vs the winner would be great too. He’s fantastic.

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