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Junto Nakatani vs. Vincent Astrolabio – Streaming Details, Stats, Odds and Predictions

This weekend will be a treat for fight enthusiasts, with two thrilling matchups on the cards. We’ve already discussed the bout between Jake Paul and Mike Perry. Now, let’s turn our attention to another exhilarating fight. On July 20, 2024, at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan, Junto Nakatani will be defending his WBC bantamweight title for the first time against Vincent Astrolabio. With an impressive undefeated record, Nakatani is a force to be reckoned with. This upcoming battle will add pressure for Nakatani to maintain his championship status.  At the same time, Astrolabio’s fight represents a significant opportunity to claim a world title and elevate his status in boxing.

Junto Nakatani, a professional Japanese boxer born on January 2, 1998, has a triumph-filled career. He debuted professionally on April 26, 2015, and secured his first victory with a first-round technical knockout over Junichi Itoga. In the Japanese Flyweight Youth Tournament opening round, held on February 19, 2017, Junto Nakatani defeated Atiwit Munyapho by second-round technical knockout. He continued his winning streak in the further rounds, defeating Joel Taduran through a fourth-round technical knockout and Yuma Kudo by majority decision. On November 6, 2020, he was scheduled to fight against Giemel Magramo for the vacant WBO flyweight title. Despite the bout being initially planned for April and postponed thrice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nakatani emerged victorious on the fight day, dominating the opponent with more punches and winning the game in the eight-round technical knockout. His journey of technical knockouts continued over  Ángel Acosta and Ryota Yamauchi. On September 18, 2023, Junto Nakatani was scheduled to defend his first WBO super flyweight title against Argi Corte. He successfully won the match by a unanimous decision and retained his WBO junior-bantamweight title. This upcoming match with Vincent Astrolabio is crucial for Nakatani to defend his title and maintain his undefeated record.

Vincent Astrolabio is a professional Filipino boxer born April 1, 1997, in General Santos City, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines. He debuted professionally on August 14, 2015, against Argie Emendo and won the match by technical knockout. On December 15, 2018, he fought against Zhongli He in Yubei for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Youth Super Flyweight. Unfortunately, he lost the match by majority decision with scores of 95-95 and 94–96(x2). Following his eight consecutive wins, he fought against Joe Tejones on July 24, 2017, for the vacant Philippines Mindanao Professional Boxing Federation (MinProBa) bantamweight title. Vincent Astrolabio won the game with a unanimous decision of 96–93 and 98–91(×2). However, in 2018, he lost the fight with Yuki Strong Kobayashi through a technical knockout in the fourth round. With his victorious path, the previous year, he suffered a majority decision defeat with Jason Moloney, and this was his third loss in a career by decision. This forthcoming fight with Junto Nakatani will allow Astrolabio to redeem himself and prove his worth in the ring. He will rely on his technical skills and fighting spirit to succeed.

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Junto Nakatani vs. Vincent Astrolabio: Event Details

Main Event: Junto Nakatani vs. Vincent Astrolabio

Date: July 20, 2024 (Saturday)

Time: 5.00 a.m. ET | 2:00 a.m. PT | 2:30 p.m. IST

Venue: Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan

Where to Watch Junto Nakatani vs. Vincent Astrolabio?

The highly anticipated fight between Junto Nakatani and Vincent Astrolabio will be broadcast globally, ensuring that fans from all over the world can witness this epic battle. In the United States, the fight will be available on ESPN+, while fans in the United Kingdom can catch the action on Sky Sports.

Junto Nakatani vs. Vincent Astrolabio Fight Card

Junto Nakatani vs. Vincent Astrolabio (Nakatani’s WBC bantamweight title)

Kosei Tanaka vs. Jonathan Rodriguez (Tanaka’s WBO junior bantamweight title)

Riku Kano vs. Anthony Olascuaga (the vacant WBO flyweight title)

Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Jonathan Rodriguez

Issei Aramoto vs. Mongontsooj Nandinerdene

Junto Nakatani Stats and Odds

Nationality: Japanese

Age: 26

Height: 5′ 7″    

Reach: 66.9″ 

Total Fights: 27  

Record: 27-0 (20 KOs)  

Vincent Astrolabio Stats and Odds

Nationality: Philippines

Age: 27

Height: 5′ 5″     

Reach: 65.4

Total Fights: 23      

Record: 19-4-0 (14 KOs) 

Prediction

Junto Nakatani vs. Vincent Astrolabio

The battle between Junto Nakatani and Vincent Astrolabio is a 12-round bout, and if Junto Nakatani showcases his full potential, he can retain his title. Junto Nakatani is well-known for his incredible punching power and can generate explosive power from various angles. Despite his aggressive fighting style, Junto Nakatani has remarkable intelligence in the ring and is well-adapted in reading the opponent’s weaknesses and tendencies. However, his aggressive style at specific times leaves him open to counterattacks. Looking over his previous fight, which was held on February 24, 2024, with Alexandro Santiago, at Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan. Junto Nakatani’s victory against the opponent in a sixth-round technical knockout was entirely due to his superior techniques and power. With his long jab and effective footwork, he kept Santiago at bay. In the sixth round, Nakatani landed a powerful one-two combination that sent Santiago to the canvas. Although Santiago managed to get up, he was on wobbly legs. Nakatani quickly followed up with a relentless attack, leading to another knockdown, and Juan Nakatani won the WBC bantamweight title. Vincent Astrolabio has a high knockout ratio, with 14 out of 19 wins by knockout, which makes him a formidable opponent in the ring.

Even though he faced several setbacks with Zhongli He and Jason Moloney, he has bounced back with several significant wins. Although Vincent Astrolabio faced several inconsistencies in his career, his defensive skills sometimes arose as a big question mark, which led to the losses. Overall, Astrolabio is a talented and powerful boxer with a promising career, but he needs to work on his consistency and defense to reach the top of the bantamweight division. After his career’s third decision loss with  Jason Moloney, his recent fight with Nawaphon Kaikanha was phenomenal, where he won the match with an 11th-round technical knockout. The primary reason for Vincent Astrolabio’s victory was his powerful counterpunching and relentless pressure throughout the fight. Astrolabio started strong, controlling the center of the ring and landing hard shots. Although Kaikanha managed to push the pace in the middle rounds, Astrolabio’s precise counter right punch in the 11th round sent Kaikanha to the canvas. While looking at Junto Nakatani’s undefeated record and performance, he will have a higher chance of winning this fight through either technical knockout/knockout.

The Pick: Junto Nakatani via KO/TKO

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