Nakatani defeats Cortes, keeps WBO 115lb belt

September 18, 2023
Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Junto Nakatani (26-0-0) made his first defense of the WBO Jr. Bantamweight Title (115 pounds) as he scored three knockdowns over Mexican Argi Cortes (25-4-2), two of the knockdowns came in the fifth round and the third one in the ninth round.  Nakatani  scored a lopsided decision (119-106 twice, 118-107) in a fight that took place on Monday, September 18 in Tokyo, Japan. Nakatani neutralized Cortes, who had just a few good moments during the fight,  with his style and jab and making good use of his height and reach advantage.