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Nakatini Vs. Astrolabio: “Asero” Astrolabio Wanting In Nice Form Forward Of World Title Battle!

Standing assured apart from his head coach Nonoy Neri, world-title challenger Vincent “Asero” Astrolabio seems in unbelievable form forward of 1 an important fights of his life.

The robust Astrolabio (19-4, 14 KO’s), a protégé of Filipino boxing king Manny Pacquiao and MP President Sean Gibbons, will problem Japanese star, knockout artist, 3-division world champion Junto Nakatani (27-0, 20 KO’s) for the WBC Bantamweight (118 kilos) World Title.

An thrilling and hard one, diba?

Promoted by Corridor-of-Famer Promoter Akihiko Honda, the “Nakatani vs Astrolabio” rumble will happen Saturday, July 20, on the well-known Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan, reside on ESPN.

For the essential conflict, the 27-year-old Gensan-native has been making ready on the well-known MP Health club underneath the steerage of former Pacquiao coach sir Nonoy Neri, probably the most skilled and beloved boxing coaches within the nation.

Sure, skilled, skilled and easy-to-get-along-with, Nonoy Neri is the gifted coach who helped “The Pacman” in so lots of his historic battles.

In actual fact, Astrolabio couldn’t be in higher palms.   Proper?

So, profiting from this golden probability of preventing once more for the world title, Astrolabio has been 100% centered in being prepared, following up on Neri’s steerage.

In doing so, each males haven’t solely been in a position to get tge finest out of coaching camp, but additionally created a religious bond that might final eternally.

That’s stunning.  It’s past boxing.

Astrolabio is round good folks.

And there are extra members within the group.

In impact, Neri will deliver to Japan the identical group members that assisted Astrolabio in his thrilling spherical 11 knockout win over Thai Navapon Khaikanha nearly one 12 months in the past in Thailand.

Going to Japan to assist Astrolabio beat Nakatani can be coach Nonoy Neri, Brille Vincent J Dayaganon and Aries Jay Buenavidez.

It’s precisely the identical group that achieved victory over Navapon in Thailand.
As followers would possibly bear in mind, that Thailand victory in August of final 12 months granted Vincent Astrolabio the proper of preventing for the green-and-golden WBC Bantamweight World Belt.

Astrolabio earned that proper.

And followers may also keep in mind that beating Navapon was not simple in any respect.    However he did it.

Then, Astrolabio believes that he discovered the way in which to win earlier than, so he can win once more, although, on paper, the conflict is a very a tricky one.

In actuality, Junto Nakatani is probably the most harmful boxer Astrolabio has ever confronted.

That’s as a result of Nakatani its not solely an explosive fighter with confirmed pace, expertise and energy.   But additionally as a result of the Nippon star is younger (solely 26), and with the large benefit of preventing in his personal nation.

Plus, he’s a tremendous knock out artist.

Who may neglect how Junto Nakatani gained the very best “KO of Yr 2023” award when he blasted Andrew Moloney out of his senses, disassembling the Australian in that thrillong spherical 12 in Las Vegas?

So sure, all of us assume that this battle is hard one.
Completely, the mission is tough, however not unattainable.

As a result of Astrolabio has confirmed repeatedly that he’s a fighter of high quality, power and coronary heart.

He demonstrated these attributes towards tough warriors as Navapon Khaikanha, Nikolai Potapov, Guillermo Rigondeaux and even towards Jason Moloney, with whom Asteolabio waged a blow by blow conflict that he lastly misplaced in a detailed majority resolution.

In actual fact, about that struggle of Astrolabio towards Jason Molonely, many followers thought on the time that he ought to have gained it, or at the very least draw it.     In actual fact, one of many judges scored it a draw.

However its positive.   A studying expertise.    Its previous.

What’s necessary for Astrolabio is the current and the long run.   The current is that he’s wholesome, robust, well-trained and with a wonderful group backing him up, a group that features supervisor Sean Gibbons, who very possible will journey to Japan as properly.    Nice.

How concerning the future?   What’s going to occur on Saturday, July 20, in Tokyo, Japan?

Will Vincent Astrolabio have the ability to discover his finest preventing rhythm, time-in his energy pictures as he did towards Potapov and Navapon, to scale back Nakatani, stunning and dethroning him in his personal land of Japan?

Or will the tremendous hard-hitting Nippon champion Nakatani  – skilled by renown Mexican-American coach Rudy Hernandez  –  be the one to outbox and dominate the big-heart Filipino challenger?

Would Asteolabio be a stepping stone for Junto Nakatani to go on to future greater fights, similar to an thrilling all-Japanese battle towards sensational súper star Naoya Inoue?

In actual fact, each, Inoue, and Nakatani, the bantamweight champion have been ask individually if they’d finally be keen to struggle one another.

Each stars reply sure!

However, there’s hypothesis amongst boxing followers in Japan that after his September protection towards veteran Irish challenger TJ Doheny (26-4, 20 KO’s), Inoue would possibly desire a transfer as much as featherweights.  That’s actually not identified.  However potential.  Time will inform.

Curiously, Nakatani vs Astrolabio for the WBC Bantamweight World Title is without doubt one of the three world title battles that prime Japanese promoter Akihiko Honda will staging for followers on July 20.

The opposite two world title clashes within the present are:

Japanese Riku Kano locking horns towards Mexican-American Anthony Olascuaga for the vacant WBO Flyweight title.

And 4-division world champion “The Monster of Chukyo” Kosei Tanaka defending for the primary time his WBO Tremendous Flyweight Strap towards Mexican challenger Jonathan “Titan” Rodríguez.

The creator Carlos Costa of Panama is a boxing author residing within the Philippines.    Carlos could be reached at and Whatsapp +639184538152.

John Anderson
John Anderson
John Anderson is a seasoned sports journalist with over 15 years of experience covering the NFL, NBA, and MLB. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, John has worked with ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and The New York Times. His insightful analysis and in-depth reporting have earned him multiple awards in sports journalism.


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