By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda
Unbeaten bantamweight prospects with good amateur credentials, JBC#6 Kazuki Nakajima (8-0-1, 7 KOs), 118, and JBC#18 Seiya Tsutsumi (5-0-1, 4 KOs), 117.75, fought to a majority draw (77-75 for Nakajima, 76-76 twice) in the God’s Left bantam tournament final on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.
Their amateur marks were as follows: Nakajima 72-15, 30 KOs; Tsutsumi 84-17, 40 KOs. The hard-punching rookie Nakajima kept stalking the circling footworker Tsutsumi who occasionally retaliated with quick combinations. In a see-saw processing neither had an upper hand clearly, and an drawn verdict might be acceptable. Nakajima, however, received a winner’s prize of 1,000,000 Japanese Yen (some $9,090) thanks to the judges’ evaluation of his aggressiveness due to the tournament rule. Continue reading “Nakajima, Tsutsumi draw in God’s Left tournament final”