Alexandro Santiago vs. Junto Nakatani | ESPN+ - February 24, 2023

Who wins?

Poll ended at 24 Feb 2024, 05:37

Santiago - Decision
1
13%
Santiago - T/KO
1
13%
DRAW
0
No votes
Nakatani - T/KO
2
25%
Nakatani - Decision
4
50%
 
Total votes: 8

Sendo Takeshi
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Re: Alexandro Santiago vs. Junto Nakatani | ESPN+ - February 24, 2023

Post by Sendo Takeshi »

I think Inoue is main event.
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Re: Alexandro Santiago vs. Junto Nakatani | ESPN+ - February 24, 2023

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I don’t know much about the Filipino kid, but presumably he’s going to be a handful
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Re: Alexandro Santiago vs. Junto Nakatani | ESPN+ - February 24, 2023

Post by MightyWarrior »

Ancajas looks big, must’ve been on the special Pacman supplements
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Re: Alexandro Santiago vs. Junto Nakatani | ESPN+ - February 24, 2023

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Results

Takuma Inoue KO-9 Jerwin Ancajas (0:44) Inoue retains WBA bantamweight title
Junto Nakatani TKO-6 Alexandro Santiago (1:12) Nakatani wins WBC bantamweight title
Kosei Tanaka UD-12 Christian Bacasegua (116-111, 117-110, 119-108) Tanaka wins WBO super flyweight title
Riku Masuda KO-1 Jonas Sultan (2:21)
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Re: Alexandro Santiago vs. Junto Nakatani | ESPN+ - February 24, 2023

Post by handsofstone »

Bacasegua is one hard hombre, incredible engine, kept winging in the punches from first bell to last, missed most but still landed plenty, Tanaka is mustard though, his body work was on point, excellent inside fighter, compact, finds the space to get his shots off, the pivots, a joy to watch, i thought the knockdown in the 8th was harsh, looked more a push after Tanaka hurt him, Tanaka finished strong as well, Bacasegua brave but outgunned by a quality boxer
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Re: Alexandro Santiago vs. Junto Nakatani | ESPN+ - February 24, 2023

Post by goose 5 »

Great card !
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Re: Alexandro Santiago vs. Junto Nakatani | ESPN+ - February 24, 2023

Post by handsofstone »

Nakatani looks amazing again, controlled Santiago from the outset, Santiago landed a hard shot at the end of the 2nd but apart from that Nakatani kept him at bay with the jabs and straight lefts, Santiago couldn't get near him, Nakatani started upping the pressure in the 5th and found the breakthrough a round later, dropped Santiago with a hard straight left then showed composure and accuracy when a flurry had him down again for the TKO
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Re: Alexandro Santiago vs. Junto Nakatani | ESPN+ - February 24, 2023

Post by handsofstone »

Good performance from Inoue, best I've seen him, outboxed Ancajas early doors, used straight shots but after midway began fighting more and it did give Ancajas more openings but you did see Inoue target the body, still the KO came from nowhere in the 9th, right uppercut to the body up close, took the wind right out of Ancajas
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