What is next for Tenshin?

Discussion in 'Muay Thai and Kickboxing' started by ichibang, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. ichibang

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    Short term
    After this embarrassment (let's be honest, this is the worst case scenario for Tenshin), I suppose a logical route is to give him a can to crush to rebuild his confidence, but he is scheduled to fight in the Rise World Series tournament filled with fighters that have given him hell be it Suakim or Rodtang.

    So I guess the promoter will give him the easiest fight in the tournament (random champ from Europe).

    Long term
    His boxing career path is kind of death at this point. His original plan was to continue kickboxing, while kickstarting his boxing career in the US (The commission in Japan does not allow you to do both in Japan simultaneously). Well, I guess he is going to continue kickboxing, while moonlighting as a mma fighter.

    Anyway, Happy New Year everyone and hopefully 2019 will be a much better year for kickboxing fans than 2018.
     
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  2. PERFECT KICKBOXING

    PERFECT KICKBOXING Orange Belt

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    Both the Klitschko borthers at the same time now
     
  3. lukeuidswords

    lukeuidswords Brown Belt

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    I dont think his boxing career is dead, he wont be fighting 150lb fighters in boxing, he will be fighting 125lb fighters

    I agree the next move for him is to enter the RISE tournament, not sure if its 8 man or 16, and work from there
     
  4. ichibang

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    He would need to give up kickboxing and mma to pursue boxing in Japan. JBC is notoriously rigid. He would not be fasttracked like Lomachenko or even Inoue due to the lack of boxing credentials, so he would need an American promoter to build him up slowly, but that would not make sense financially for both of them.
     
  5. Kanka

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    He must challenge PBF to a KB match. It is only fair. Honor must be restored. I hope I dont hear about Tenshin suicide.
     
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    I doubt that is even going to happen next year. Tenshin is going to be busy with the Rise tournament.
     
  8. lukeuidswords

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    Yeah I think the licensing exclusivity will rule out boxing for the time being
     
  9. SuperLuigi

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    Perhaps a golf exhibition vs Tiger Woods.
     
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  10. Broadcast

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    Did he fight anybody ranked top 10 in the world in the weight class?
     
  11. pizzle

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    Dustin Ortiz anyone?
     
  12. UWanaPlayDaGame

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    I don't think this exhibition will affect his future in any way.

    btw what do you guys think about it being fixed? This is all people are talking about in mma and boxing forums.
     
  13. JabToucher

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    Can he not just carry on in Kickboxing? I don't see any embarrassment in his loss to Floyd, given he's no pro boxer.
     
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  14. MMA Time Soldier

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    Throwing in the towel saved him from any permanent physical or emotional damage. He'll get over it once he realizes he was facing the GOAT who was also a much bigger guy than him.
     
  15. AndyHugMercury

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    Tenshin is more popular now than ever. He was going to lose eventually anyway might as well be a non recorded bout against arguably the greatest boxer of all time. He should continue to kickbox and easy MMA fights
     
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    I'm honestly surprised more people aren't calling it a fix. Fight looked stupid fake to me
     
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    I may suggest
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    full klckboixng rules. and forget about professional boxing unless he trains only in boxing with an elite trainer.
     
  18. Cocakillbana

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    This. He'll carry on being what he was two months ago before all this nonsense.

    This was a terrible and rushed plan to try and make Tenshin the face for a potential kakutogi boom 2.0.
     
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    It is Japan after all.
     
  20. Cocakillbana

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    People who believe this either are marks who bought way too much into the Tenshin hype, or people who don't understand why there are weight classes.

    What do people expect to happen when an ATG welterweight hits a featherweight... a featherweight who has never even fought boxing. Hell, I'm surprised Tenshin got up from the second knock down, that was a hard shot.

    If this "fight" was to be fixed it would be all 9 minutes with Tenshin having a few moments to captivate the public. They ain't fixing it for their star to be ruined in 2 minutes.
     
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