World title tripleheader on July 20

WBC bantamweight world champion Junto Nakatani will defend his strap against Filipino contender Vincent Astrolabio on Saturday, July 20, at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.

Nakatani-Astrolabio tops a world title tripleheader that also includes WBO junior bantamweight world champion Kosei Tanaka against Jonathan “Titan” Rodriguez and the vacant WBO flyweight world title showdown between Riku Kano and Los Angeles native Anthony Olascuaga.

Additionally, the card features former kickboxing world champion Tenshin Nasukawa, who will take on Jonathan “Torres” Rodriguez in a 10-round bantamweight special feature.

The three world title fights and Nasukawa-Rodriguez will stream live and exclusively on ESPN+ in the early morning hours in the U.S.

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    • Nakatani is the truth. The real deal. I would like to see him against anyone.

      • Cannot disagree with that. I think someday Inoue – Nakatani happens and I think that is good stuff!

          • Not too different – I think Inoue has earned the benefit of the doubt, but only slightly, so I’d probably go 60-40. Nakatani is excellent but he tends to go a bit uppercut happy at times though when it does land, it’s a great shot.

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