Tenshin Nasukawa Will Return to Boxing Against Unbeaten Juan Flores Aceves on September 18

Jul 20, 2023
Tenshin Nasukawa in front of the Japanese media.
Tenshin Nasukawa, former kickboxer, is booked to return to boxing against undefeated Mexican boxer Juan Flores Aceves.

Tenshin Nasukawa, the kickboxing star, is booked to return to the boxing ring against undefeated Mexican-born boxer Juan Flores Aceves on September 18.


Japan's Tenshin Nasukawa had an incredible professional kickboxing career stretching from 2012 to 2022. The 24-year-old striker had a perfect record throughout 44 fights with notable wins over athletes such as Takeru Segawa, Masahiko Suzuki, Shiro, Rui Ebata, Yuki Kasahara, Kyoji Horiguchi, Rodtang Jitmuangnon, among many others. The southpaw fighter was celebrated for his stunning knockout power having won 30 of his bouts by way of KO/TKO.

Having defeated his long-time rival, Takeru, in 2022, Tenshin decided to step away from kickboxing and venture into the boxing ring. Since then, he has defeated top-five ranked Yuki Yonaha. 

On September 18, he will look to vanquish the unbeaten Mexican-born boxer Juan Flores Aceves.

Juan Flores Aceves will put his perfect 9-0 record on the line this fall from Tokyo, Japan. The 23-year-old Mexican striker has a knockout win rate of nearly eighty percent since making his professional debut in 2019. Most recently, Aceves gave Adolfo Perez Lopez his first career loss by way of knockout in the eighth round.

The Japan vs Mexico boxing matchup has been billed as an 8-round contest live from the Ariake Arena in Tokyo and will be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video Japan.

Also featured at the same event will be the WBC, WBA, and The Ring Light Flyweight champion Kenshiro Teraji meeting South Africa's Hekkie Budler, who is a WBC Silver Light Flyweight champion. Plus, the unbeaten Japanese boxer, and current two-division WBO champion, Junto Nakatani will face Mexico's Argi Cortes.