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Kickboxer-turned Nasukawa to face 4th-ranked Japanese bantamweight in his debut on Apr. 8

Feb 14, 2023 9:17 am

Popular kickboxer-turned Tenshin Nasukawa of Teiken Boxing Gym will make a professional debut as he will face fourth-ranked Japanese bantamweight Yuki Yonaha of Shinsel Boxing Gym in a six-round fight on Apr. 8 at Tokyo’s Ariake Arena, organizers said on Feb. 13.

The fight is part of the ‘’Prime Video Presents Live Boxing No. 4’’ series, which will also include several big fights, including world championship fights.

The 24-year-old Nasukawa, who passed a class-B professional license test with flying colors on Feb. 9, told reporters at a Tokyo hotel, ‘’While I was fighting as a kickboxer, my fights were neglected. I felt chagrined at that. I am now in the focus of attention both in a good way and a bad way. The only thing I have to prove is my convincing demonstration (in the ring).’’

He asked for a Japanese boxer in his debut to demonstrate his seriousness. ‘’Some people say the only thing I have to change is not to kick. I don’t think so. It’s something more profound,’’ Nasukawa said, adding keeping a proper sense of distance is important in addition to the number of rounds (more rounds than in kickboxing).

The 32-year-old Yonaha has 12 wins, including eight knockouts, against four losses and a draw.

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