Warriors can be found in any walk of life, and when it comes to boxing, it is synonymous with the culture as a necessity of sorts. A fighter like 🇯🇵Masayoshi Nakatani (19-1-0, 13KO) carries that label proudly, and doesn’t have to brag, or boast about it to get credence. For reference, think of a more skilled 🇯🇵Yosihiro Kamegui, the Super-Welterweight who left a lasting impression due to his fortitude alone, Nakatani brings that same inner force to embody Japan’s boxing spirit.
Japan right now is in a Golden-Age of boxing, and though he isn’t part of that top-5 current group of Japanese elite talent, there’s plenty of depth when it comes to quality, and he is well within that frame. Being one of the bigger Japanese fighters in current time, there’s some homegrown popularity that he’s accumulating in the Land of the Rising Sun, and certainly regarding his next assignment, even if he were to drop the fight, and/or get dominated by 🇺🇦Vasiliy Lomachenko, he would lose no stock, so he’s in a win-win situation.
Given that, he’s one of those guys that refuses to give up, and you have to either beat it out of him for 12 rounds, or get him out of there completely, so he will definitely go for the gusto, regardless of the safe tag associated with the “can’t lose” moniker. That, more than anything, does its duty of keeping boxing’s integrity in check when warriors never lose sight of what’s important, and that is giving their all…regardless of the circumstances, and their outcomes.